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