According to reports, Faye Wong (王菲) will star in Feng Xiaogang’s (冯小刚) new film, Tangshan Earthquake. Her estimated earnings for the film (and other activities this year?) is 80 million yuan (11.7 million USD). The film is based on Zhang Ling’s novel, Aftershocks, which has been adapted to describe the Tangshan earthquake. The story is about a pair of twins and their mother, who is forced to save only one of them.The 1976 earthquake killed 242,000 people. Apparently, Feng offered Faye the part at a meeting that was preceded by a meal together. However, the official cast for the Huayi Brothers film has not been made public. (Source CRI, Sina Entertainment 18 May 2009)
Update 5.18.09 – The latest reports indicate that the Huayi Brothers deny rumors re Faye and the film, Tangshan Earthquake. Reports also indicate that Faye’s agent, Katie Chen, denies the rumor that the shampoo ads are a first step back for Faye.
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