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July 21, 2004
Zhang Ziyi Lands Lead Role in Memoirs of a Geisha!
— Posted by John Campea
There was an awful lot of buzz around Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi following the release of Crouching Tiger, and for good reason – not only is she very, very easy on the eyes but she’s also a very gifted actress and physical performer. Tiger led to a key role in Rush Hour 2 and then, tired of being offered nothing but cliched roles, she simply opted out of the Hollywood machine and went back to making stellar films all throughout Asia. Well, for someone who has left Hollywood we’re certainly going to be seeing an awful lot of her in the next year … Not only does she star in the upcoming films Hero and The House of Flying Daggers, but Monkey Peaches is reporting that Ziyi has landed the coveted lead role in the Spielberg produced / Rob Marshall directed Memoirs of a Geisha. The film is due to start filming in September. Now all we need is for someone to get around to putting Musa on screens here …
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