Wednesday, 21 April 2010

WKW's next film: The Eternal Snow Beauty starring Brigitte Lin?


In 2009, Hong Kong newspapers and magazines reported on Brigitte Lin's return to film.
Originally thought to be a part as Yip man's wife in "The Grand Master" it was later speculated that she would star in a different film:

"Brigitte Lin has reportedly decided her return will be with Wong Kar-Wai in an adaption of "The Eternal Yin Hsueh-yen" (aka The Eternal Snow Beauty).
She turned down the role of Ip Man's wife in "The Grand Master", as the part wasn't tailor-made for her, to play the lead in this film.
Filming won't begin until after "The Grand Master" is completed, Tony Leung wishes to participate.
Taiwanese writer Pai Hsien-yung previously said: "Brigitte Lin is my old friend. She has always wanted to act in movies or dramas adapted from my stories such as "The Eternal Yin Hsueh-yen", "A Touch of Green'" and etc. I've extended my invitations in the past, but she was unable to take up the offer and it was much regretted."
http://ent.cctv.com/20090901/103273.shtml
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_59c138c30100ez8i.html

The story:
The Eternal Snow Beauty (永遠的尹雪豔) the aging "Snow Beauty" (Yin Hsueh-yen) looks back on her days as the belle of Shanghai's Paramount ballroom; she is still the center of attention at upscale mahjong soirees she arranges at her Taipei home.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei_People

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