Screen Junkies » Nanjing Heroes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:04 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Oh, Good for Hu: Christian Bale Heads to China for ‘Nanjing Heroes’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oh-good-for-hu-christian-bale-heads-to-china-for-nanjing-heroes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oh-good-for-hu-christian-bale-heads-to-china-for-nanjing-heroes/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:45:23 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13166 Director Zhang Yimou, the man behind China's opening ceremonies at the 2008 Olympic Games and Hero starring Jet Li, cast Bale after he was impressed with the actor's knowledge of the so-called "Rape of Nanjing."

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Christian Bale gets back to his roots.

Christian Bale gets back to his roots!

Actor Christian Bale (Empire of the Sun) is headed to China to star in Nanjing Heroes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Director Zhang Yimou, the man behind China’s opening ceremonies at the 2008 Olympic Games and Hero starring Jet Li, cast Bale after he was impressed with the actor’s knowledge of the so-called “Rape of Nanjing,” the 1937 massacre of Chinese citizens by Japaneses troops on which the film is based.

“I met Christian in America and was impressed with his serious book research for the role,” Zhang told reporters at a press conference. The director added that the film will be financed entirely by Chinese investors, and that foreign distribution rights have not yet been decided.

Previously, Sony handled American distribution for Zhang’s films, but the company is not expected to be involved this time around. I wonder why? Oh, right! That whole “brutal Japaneses massacre of Chinese civilians” thing. Never mind. (Latino Review)

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