Although Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) is slowly making her comeback after her tax evasion scandal two years ago, the journey has been filled with challenges. The 38-year-old actress is recently caught up in a lawsuit with 51-year-old actor Wu Xiubo (吳秀波), who sued the actress’ company due to contract issues.
The case already had its first court session on August 10, and both parties will be back for the second hearing after the court decides on a date. Since the court has revealed few details regarding the case, this will most likely be a closed trial.
It is speculated that Wu Xiubo’s company is suing Fan Bingbing’s studio due to both artistes’ involvement in Li Chen‘s (李晨) directorial debut film, Sky Hunter <空天獵>. Two years ago when Fan Bingbing was dating Li Chen, her studio was the majority investor in Sky Hunter. Offering to film the movie for free, Fan Bingbing also persuaded Wu Xiubo to agree to a cameo role as Li Chen’s flight instructor.
Based on his tendencies, it is very unlikely that Wu Xiubo would have agreed to film a cameo role that did not financially benefit him. It is speculated Wu Xiubo and Fan Bingbing struck up an agreement and when Sky Hunter flopped in box office sales, their relationship soured. Subsequently, Fan Bingbing’s studio had financial disagreements with many of the film’s investors and partners, including Wu Xiubo who decided to take the matter to court.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.