Christian Bale to Star in Zhang Yimou Film

The director of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies takes on his biggest production yet. Christian Bale will star in Zhang Yimou's upcoming 600 million yuan ($90.2 million) Nanjing Heroes about the Nanjing Massacre, China's most famous director said at a press conference Wednesday.

The budget is roughly equal to the budget of John Woo's Red Cliff, and approaches the total box office take of Aftershock, now China's most successful domestically-produced film.

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