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TV Mainstay Hu Mei Preps Big Screen Epic 孔子 (Confucius)
The film, which starts shooting this September, is currently undergoing auditions for the main role. The press asked Hui if Tony Leung was ever considered as a candidate, but Hu will try to stay true to history and cast a larger, more imposing actor in the role. Preliminary budget is set for 150 million yuan (roughly US$ 21 million), and script will be handled by Chen Han, who also worked on John Woo’s 赤壁 (Red Cliff). Hu was apparently preparing a 60 episode drama on the subject already, when the offer to direct the story on the big screen came. This will officially mark her debut in the film scene (despite having worked in the industry already), but one shouldn’t forget she’s part of the “Fifth Generation,” graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in the early 80s along with Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige and Tian Zhuangzhuang. Film will release on October 2009.
This should be interesting... did they consult any scholars for some sort of 'authentic' Confucianism? Will they recreate the Zhou rituals faithfully?
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