Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jet Li, Jackie Chan and others in 'Founding' film

Zhang Ziyi appears as a schoolgirl that catches the eye of Mao Zedong :)

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Top Chinese and Hong Kong actors will appear in a film depicting the founding of the People's Republic of China, China Film Group head Han Sanping said at a press conference this week.

"The Great Cause of the Country's Founding" ("Jian Guo Da Ye"), also directed by Han, will star Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Tang Guoqiang and Zhang Guoli.

The film focuses on the Chinese Civil War from 1945 to 1949, and is set for release in China on Sept. 17, and Hong Kong around Sept. 20. It may also get a screening in Taiwan, thanks to the recent warming in ties between the two sides.

China celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, under the Chinese Communist Party, on October 1 this year.

This is a poorly writen article with no research at all. To promote a movie as a Jackie Chan and Jet Li starred movie is absolutely false advertising. Amazing how some 'journalists' can write garbage and still have jobs.

Looking at the imdb entry, major stars like Jet Li and Jackie Chan will just be cameos. Jet Li's character has about 3 lines of dialogues while Jackie's character has no dialogue.

I still want to see it cause the Chinese Civil War has always interested me and I want to see how distorted the facts will be to celebrate the communist victory.

Playing 'spot the celeb' will be a bonus :)

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