Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Ang Lee's Lustiful Thoughts!~

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Taiwan director Ang Lee has finally decided to cast Chinese mainland actress Tang Wei as the female lead, Wang Jiazhi, in his new film Lust, Caution, according to Tuesday's Shenzhen Special Zone Daily.
Lust, Caution marks Lee's return to Chinese-language films after several English-language productions including The Hulk and Brokeback Mountain, for which he won an Oscar for best director.   

Hong Kong's Tony Leung will play the male lead.   

Tang, a fresh face, beat out a handful of well-known actresses including A-list Taiwan stars Hsu Xi-yuan and Hsu Chi and Chinese mainland stars Zhou Xun and Liu Yifei.   

Lust, Caution is adapted from a short story by noted woman writer Zhang Ailing. Set in 1930s Shanghai, when China was fighting Japan, the story is about a young secret agent Wang Jiazhi. She tricks a government official into an assassination trap then realizes her relationship with him has grown out of control.   

The screenplay is by Wang Hui-ling, who wrote the script for Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman. She described Wang as a pure but typical modern Shanghai girl. She wears attractive cheongsam and plays mahjong. She also plays the Chinese lute and sings Suzhou Pingtan, a traditional style of artistic storytelling with musical accompaniment. Tang is now learning to perform Suzhou Pingtan, which is sung in the Suzhou dialect, and learning the Shanghai dialect.
Cast:
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai ... ... Mr. Yee
Lee-Hom Wang ... ... Kuang Yumin
Tang Wei ... ... Wang Jiazhi
Chu Chih-Ying ... ... Lai Xiuqing
Tony Wang ... ... Wang Lingguang
Joan Chen ... ... Mrs. Yee
Anupam Kher ... ... Khallid Shayudin
Shyam Pathak ... ... Jewellery shopkeeper
Xu Xin ... ... Nurse An

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