Monday, February 22, 2010

LISA SEE'S "PEONY IN LOVE" TO BE ADAPTED INTO A MOVIE

According to "Movieweb" Erin Cressida Wilson will adapt Lisa See's novel "Peony in Love", which deals with the difficulties and oppression facing women in 17th century China. The story revolves around a young woman who starves herself to death after falling in love with a man she fears she'll never be allowed to wed. She comes up with her plan after seeing the Chinese opera "The Peony Pavilion" which tells a similar tale. A large part of See's book takes place after the young heroine has died, as she encounters a series of ghosts, including her dead grandmother, who impart their own experiences.
As you already know, the popular Chinese-American author Lisa See already has another of her bestselling novels scheduled for adaptation for 2011. Director Wayne Wang is making a movie out of her book "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" with Hugh Jackman in the lead role.

3 comments:

  1. What, no BAFTA coverage? No Colin Firth love here? No praise for The Hurt Locker? :P

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  2. This will be interesting. I did a study (for college) on young women in China living back in the day and I had no idea how much they endured. I was shocked!

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  3. I forgot to mention that peony is one of my favourite flowers :)

    @Chels
    HOLLYWOOD SPY doesn't do award coverages because we believe that the real talent usually isn't awarded in this cruel world. We sometimes do the light side of those ceremonies - the red carpet and similar :)
    And I'm not sure why would you expect our praise for THE HURT LOCKER, not only that I don't like most of the female directors (it's not a male macho thing, just my taste) and thus don't have much respect for Bigelow, but I also strongly oppose war movies especially the ones done in USA.

    @Avalon
    I think that back in the 17th century pretty much everybody suffered a lot regardless of sex, because money was the only power. I agree this could be an interesting movie if they choose the right actress and create an original visual style for telling the story.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)