Magazine article Screen International

Peter Chan to Direct Li Na Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Peter Chan to Direct Li Na Biopic

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Li Na, who was ranked world number two in 2014, will serve as a consultant on the project, which is scheduled to start shooting in autumn 2015 for release in 2016.

Li Na is the only Asian tennis player in history to win two Glam Slam singles titles (at the French Open 2011 and Australian Open 2014). She retired from professional tennis following a knee injury at the end of 2014.

"I am honored to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tell my life story through a film and work with such an accomplished film director as Peter Ho-Sun Chan," said Li Na in a statement.

Chan plans to shoot the film in locations such as Germany, France and Australia, as well as Chinese cities including Wuhan, where Li Na grew up, and Beijing. "My last two films have also been based on real events and people, so my regular writer suggested Li Na as an appropriate project," Chan told Screen. …

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