Hugh Jackman in, Zhang Ziyi out of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
About a month ago, Kevin Spacey announced that he’d be traveling to China to film the movie INSEPARABLE. Following the trend of Hollywood stars in China, Hugh Jackman will be taking a role in the film SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN. To what degree Jackman will be involved remains unclear. The Beijing paper listed him as the male lead while his agent said he’d be making a small cameo. Of course, those are the exact opposite ends of the spectrum, so all we really know is that he’ll be appearing in the film in some capacity.
On the same day, China’s beloved Zhang Ziyi announced that she will not be appearing in the film, despite reports that she would also be producing. Filling in for her will be Li Bingbing, who most recently starred in THE MESSAGE. Snow Flower is to be directed by Wayne Wang, who also gets an award for having one of the worst names ever.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter