WEEK IN WOMEN: Gong Li to Play Chinese volleyball icon Lang Ping – Brandy McDonnell reports

Gong Li, who was to receive the Kering Group’s annual Women in Motion award Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in France, has signed on to star in a biopic directed by Peter Chan about Chinese volleyball legend Lang Ping. The film, produced by Chan’s We Pictures and Beijing-based JQ Pictures, is targeting a major China theatrical release timed to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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