Film: Hidden Heroine on the Warpath ; Ang Lee's Martial Arts Epic Made a Star of the Former Model Zhang Ziyi. She Fights Again in Her New Film. ROGER CLARKE Was Determined to Get to Grips with Her
Clarke, Roger, The Independent (London, England)
Who is Zhang Ziyi? Her creamy, almond-shaped face and her lightning martial-arts moves lit up Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and made her a star. Now, she's been cast in Memoirs of a Geisha, the Japanese epic that was to have been made by Steven Spielberg.
In fact, Rob Marshall, Oscar-nominated for Chicago, will direct, with Spielberg overseeing as producer. Filming has started in Los Angeles, just weeks after Ziyi's latest film, Hero (actually two years old, but that's another Miramax story), astounded the industry by going straight to the top slot in the US. In one weekend it almost made back what Harvey Weinstein paid for it, a cool $20m, according to Peter Biskind's …
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Publication information: Article title: Film: Hidden Heroine on the Warpath ; Ang Lee's Martial Arts Epic Made a Star of the Former Model Zhang Ziyi. She Fights Again in Her New Film. ROGER CLARKE Was Determined to Get to Grips with Her. Contributors: Clarke, Roger - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 24, 2004. Page number: 10,11. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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