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Jeon Ji-hyun to star opposite Zhang Ziyi in new English movie adapted from bestseller

By on January 8th, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, Mainland Chinese Movies, newsfeed

After a dismal Hollywood debut with Blood: The Last Vampire, Korean actress Jeon Ji-hyun (also known by her English moniker Gianna Jun) will act once again thread the English language in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, alongside Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi. Ji-hyun’s management company, Sidus HQ, confirmed her latest role two days ago.

Ji-hyun’s manager revealed that the 28-year-old is currently on location shooting in China. Directed by Wayne Wang (Joy Luck Club), the movie is an adaption of the bestselling Chinese novel by Lisa See. Set in China during the 1800s, the plot centres around the lifelong friendship between two isolated women, Lily and Snow Flower, and how they form a connection by the same painful foot-binding experience.

Hong Kong actress Shu Qi was originally slated to take on the role of Snow Flower, but rejected the role due to a nude scene in the movie….

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