Jeon Ji-hyun to Star in Chinese Movie

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Jeon Ji-hyun, star of the hit movie "My Sassy Girl," has been cast as one of the leads in the Chinese film "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," and began shooting on Tuesday. She will star alongside top Chinese actress Li Bingbing and "Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman.

The movie is an adaptation of a novel of the same title by Chinese-American author Lisa See. It is being directed by Wayne Wang, an American filmmaker originally from Hong Kong known for his 1993 movie "The Joy Luck Club."

Jeon's management agency said, "Wang had expressed interest in working with Jeon several times since first seeing her in 'My Sassy Girl', but there was no opportunity to do so until now. Both Jeon and Wang are very excited about this project."

With "The Joy Luck Club," Wayne proved himself as a director capable of achieving both commercial and artistic success. In 1995 he won the Silver Bear trophy at the Berlin International Film Festival for his movie "Smoke."

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 05, 2010 11:03 KST