Zhang Ziyi as Chinese Daejanggeum?

It’s rumoured that Zhang Ziyi will star in the Chinese movie version of popular Korean drama Daejanggeum.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi

According to reports a production company has invited fame director Zhang Yimou to direct the movie with Hollywood in mind, and Ziyi is the hot favourite to play the lead role, which was played by Lee Young-ae in the original drama.

Zhang Yimou: Hollywood not for Gong Li

Chinese actress Gong Li is getting popular in Hollywood recently. Since the success of Memoirs of a Geisha in 2005, Gong Li also starred in Miami Vice in 2006, and Hannibal Rising which is scheduled to release in the next couple of months.

Chinese actress Gong Li

Her good friend and international acclaimed director Zhang Yimou has different thoughts on her success, saying that Gong Li should not spend too much time in Hollywood because the roles could not fulfill her potential.

Zhang claimed that there are not much good roles for Asian artists in Hollywood, and most of the opportunities are in commercial movies that lack artistic value.