Gong Li to star with John Cusack

Chinese actress Gong Li is set to star in movie “Shanghai” alongside Hollywood star John Cusack.

Chinese actress Gong Li

The story background is set in the turbulent era of Shanghai (pre-World War II); there are 2 versions about the plot, not sure which is the official one…

1. Cusack is starring as a journalist who visited Shanghai to find his missing friend and caught in a mobster war; while Gong Li plays as a mysterious lady who is a key figure in all the chaos.

2. Cusack a special agent sent by US to Shanghai to fight against the Japanese. Gong Li is a gangster boss and helps Cusack with the cause.

The movie is scheduled to start filming in February 2008.