A slow news week, so let’s discuss a possible biopic in the works and what’s new on DVD.
Take this with a grain of salt but there’s allegedly a biopic about Chinese-American actress, Anna May Wong, in the works. The only source is the headline of a post on IndieWire’s Women and Hollywood blog. The actual story just runs down a brief synopsis of Wong’s career without any actual information on the film itself. While doing some digging I found an article on Hollywood.com saying X-Men: Days of Future Past star Fan Bingbing is in talks to star as Wong in a biopic entitled, Dragon Lady, being produced by Shanghai-based studio Fundamental Films. Wong certainly deserves a biopic, but anything short of a Hollywood production is going to limit the audience appeal. Either way, it’ll be intriguing to see how this develops.
New on DVD
Warner Archive: Glenn Ford is the man of the hour in Warner Archive’s crop of titles this week. Titles include: The White Tower (1950) with Alida Valli, Ford opposite Nina Foch in Young Man With Ideas (1952), tackling the courtroom in Trial (1955), co-starring opposite Donna Reed in Ransom! (1956), and two WWII-era features, Imitation General and Torpedo Run (both 1958). You can order all of these via Warner Archive’s website.
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