South Korean actress Jeon Ji Hyun will co-star with Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi in the upcoming film "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan", a Zhang Ziyi and Wendi Murdoch joint production about a female relationship.
According to Sohu.com reports, the male lead will be played by one of Taiwan boy band F4 (Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu and Vanessa Wu) but it is not yet announced who will land the role.
"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" is based on a 2005 novel by Chinese American Lisa See, set in remote southern Hunan in 19th-century China.
It depicts the heart-wrenching love-hate relationships of lifelong intimate friends Lily (Jeon Ji Hyun) and Snow Flower (Zhang Ziyi) who communicated with each other through letters written on fans in Nv Shu, or women's writing, the exclusive secret code by which women communicated a thousand years ago, thereby reaching out of their isolation under the rigid social conventions to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.
The film is directed by Chinese American film director Wayne Wang who also made "Maid in Manhattan".
Shooting begins mid-January in Shanghai.