Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan has started production on his highly-anticipated biopic of mainland Chinese tennis champion Li Na.
Produced by Chan’s We Pictures, the long-gestating project marks the first time Chan has been in the directing chair since Dearest wrapped in 2014.
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The Hong Kong-China co-production is scripted by Zhang Ji, who also wrote Chan’s Dearest and American Dreams In China, and produced by Jojo **** Yuet-chun. It is shooting in Wuhan for a tentative late 2019 or early 2020 release.
In a recent online chat show, Chan revealed that he had, at one point in the film’s development, considered casting...