Li Bingbing cast in Transformers 4. The casting of Li Bingbing in Transformers 4 (2014) answers the question of which Chinese actors will star in the Michael Bay directed film. Li Bingbing will play an unspecified role in the fourth Transformers movie.
On Li Bingbing:
Her film debut was Zhang Yuan’s Seventeen Years (1999), which won her the “Best Actress” Award in the 1999 Singapore Film Festival. In 2001, Li starred in the television series Young Justice Bao, which propelled her to become one of the most famous actresses in China. That year she was awarded the title of one of the “Top Ten Best TV actors/actresses in China”. From then on, Li was approbated as an “action actress” as she starred in a number of wuxia television series, such as Taiji Prodigy and Eight Heroes.
In 2004, Li starred in the romantic comedy film Waiting Alone, which received three Chinese Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress. That same year, Li won the title of “The Most Popular Actress” at the 12th Beijing College Film Festival. She went on to star in Feng Xiaogang’s A World Without Thieves, which earned her a nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” Award at the 2005 Golden Rooster Awards.
Li won the “Best Actress” Awards at the 2007 Huabiao Awards and at the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards for her performance in The Knot; the film was also China’s entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2008 Academy Awards. She also co-starred with Jet Li and Jackie Chan in the 2008 film The Forbidden Kingdom as the White-Haired Witch. In November 2009, Li won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in the espionage spy thriller The Message.
Li’s most recent notable role is Shangguan Jing’er in Tsui Hark’s 2010 film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame; her character in this movie is loosely based on Shangguan Wan’er, a poet, writer and politician of the Tang Dynasty. Her first-time leading role in an English-language film is Wayne Wang’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), a film adaptation from Lisa See’s 2005 novel of the same title. She also co-starred and co-produced with Jackie Chan in 1911, which was released in September 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution. She plays video game character Ada Wong dubbed by Sally Cahill, an action femme fatale in Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), starring alongside Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Shawn Roberts and directed by Paul W.S Anderson.
On where Transformers will shoot and the US-China agreement on the film:
Some of the movie will shoot [in China] as well as in the U.S. when production begins this summer. The agreement with state-backed China Movie Channel and U.S.-China streaming company Jiaflix was a first for CMC and a major motion picture from the West. The move follows a similar one by Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3, a China co-production with DMG.
On the people behind-the-scenes of Transformers 4:
Transformers 4 ”shoots in the spring from a script by Ehren Kruger. It will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.”
Transformers 4 also stars in Mark Wahlberg (we mentioned his casting here: Mark Wahlberg cast in Transformers 4), Stanley Tucci, Peter Cullen, Nicola Peltz, Brenton Thwaites (we mentioned their casting here: Nicola Peltz, Brenton Thwaites cast in Transformers 4), Kelsey Grammer (we mentioned his casting here: Transformers 4 (2014): Kelsey Grammer is Villain in Michael Bay’s Film), Sophia Myles, and Jack Reynor.
Transformers 4 will reportedly be darker in tone than Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Transformers 4‘s plot synopsis: “As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.”
A Li Bingbing, purple dress, Vogue image:
Li Bingbing Purple Dress Vogue
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