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Zhang Ziyi on board for 'Flower'

4 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Beijing -- Zhang Ziyi is joining Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan in producing "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," an English-language drama starring Zhang. Wayne Wang has come aboard as director.

Set in 19th century remote China, the film revolves around the lifelong friendship of Lily and Snow Flower and their imprisonment by rigid cultural codes of conduct for women.

Producers were scheduled for talks during the coming days with potential backers and distributors at Afm.

Although it would be Zhang's second feature as producer, "Flower" would be the first in partnership with Murdoch, the China-born wife of News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. Sloan, who is Malaysian-Chinese, is married to MGM chairman Harry Sloan.

The nascent partnership appears to have Zhang -- perhaps China's most exportable female star -- following the practice of big Hollywood talent: establishing her own production company to pull in projects »

- By Jonathan Landreth

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