Headlines from China: Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

American actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead is set to star in Ang Lee’s upcoming film Gemini Man, which also features Will Smith. Tatiana Maslany and Elizabeth Debicki were reportedly also considered for the role before Winstead was chosen. In addition, British actor Clive Owen is in talks with the film’s producers and may join the cast. Ang Lee will start shooting the film in the spring of 2018. The film will be released by Paramount on October 4, 2019. Read more on Mtime

Emotional Feast Sells Better among Chinese Moviegoers?

Emotional marketing becomes a key word in today’s film publicity in China. Looking at the recent box office hits, such as Wolf Warrior 2, Youth, and The Ex-File: The Return of Exes, one thing in common is that all these films are emotionally engaging. Meanwhile, many films fail to win over Chinese audience because of the same reason. One example is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which earned less than $50 million in ticket sales in China and has been completely pulled from Chinese theaters after two weeks in release due to its poor performance. Read more on Sina

LeEco’s Listed Arm to Resume Trading Soon

LeShi Internet Information & Technology Corp., the listed arm of cash-strapped LeEco, will start trading again in near future, according to an internal source at LeShi. Currently, the company is ready to resume trading in the stock market, and is awaiting notification from regulator. It’s predicted that the company’s stock price will drop after the trading is resumed. It remains to be seen how significant and damaging the price drop will be. Read more on Ent Group

Jackie Chan Finishes Shooting for ‘Knight of Shadows: Walker Between Halfworlds’

Chinese fantasy film Knight of Shadows: Walker Between Halfworlds, which stars Jackie Chan, has finished shooting on January 15. According to an official poster released on January 17, the film also features a few “little fresh meat” actors, such as Ruan Jingtian (Ethan Ruan) and Lin Bohong. ‘Knight of Shadows: Walker Between Halfworlds’ is produced by iQiyi Motion Pictures, Sparkle Roll Media (Beijing Yaolai), and Golden Shore Film & Television. Read more on Mtime