The actor is the first major Hollywood star to come aboard a major Chinese film, director Zhang Yimou's forthcoming "Heroes of Nanking."
Director Zhang Yimou’s Heroes of Nanking is unlike anything seen before from China. The $100 million period epic, the most expensive production in Chinese history, recounts how Japanese invaders massacred hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians in 1937. It’s the type of feature that normally would have very little audience beyond the Asian market. But there is nothing normal about Heroes of Nanking.