Fan Bingbing to play actor Anna May Wong in upcoming biopic?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:01

London: Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is reportedly in talks to portray movie star Anna May Wong in an upcoming biopic.

Fundamental Films are developing a film called `Dragon Lady` and `The X-Men: Days of Future Past` actress has emerged as their top choice to play the lead role, reportedly.

The film will centre around Wong`s life as the first Chinese-American movie star, recalling her poverty-stricken upbringing in downtown Los Angeles and her rise to fame in Hollywood.

She also starred in such films as `Daughter of the Dragon`, `Daughter of Shanghai`, and `Shanghai Express` with Marlene Dietrich, and she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

Her breakout role came in 1924 when she played a Mongol slave opposite Douglas Fairbanks in `The Thief of Bagdad`, but she was constantly offered roles to play negative stereotypes of Chinese females.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:01

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