23 August 2013 11:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China Lion has acquired North American rights to Ziyi Zhang’s “My Lucky Star” and will release the Chinese-language comedy Sept. 20 in North America day-and-date with Mainland China.

The film, directed by American helmer Dennie Gordon, stars Zhang and Chinese singer Wang Leehom in a project with a similar story line to “Sophie’s Revenge.” Producers are Ming ‘Beaver’ Kwei, Second Chan, William Cheng, Ling Lucas and Zhang.

The film is set for a limited release in the U.S. and Canada in metro areas, including Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and the Washington, D.C., area.

Zhang stars as a women caught up in an international diamond heist that draws her towards a spy (played by Wang) trying to save the world. Producers said last year that Gordon was the first American woman to direct a feature film for the domestic market in China. »


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