Zhang Ziyi Cast in New JJ Abrams Film “God Particle”

By on May 28, 2016 in Movies, NEWS

Zhang Ziyi Cast in New JJ Abrams Film “God Particle”

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) will be heading back to Hollywood this year for a major blockbuster. According to news reports, the Chinese actress has been cast in JJ Abrams new sci-fi film thriller God Particle, produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The movie centers on an international team of space scientists who become the last remaining humans after a catastrophic experiment that wiped out planet Earth. While in space, they discover a mysterious space ship, but is unsure if it’s friend or foe.

David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl and Elizabeth Debicki will reportedly star alongside Zhang Ziyi. The film will be directed by Julius Onah.

According to Ziyi’s manager, the actress is still in early discussions for the film.

Ziyi’s last Hollywood film was 2005’s Memoirs of a Geisha, directed by Rob Marshal. She married rock star Wang Feng (汪峰) in March 2015 and gave birth to their first daughter, Xingxing, in December 2015.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

6 comments to Zhang Ziyi Cast in New JJ Abrams Film “God Particle”

  1. funnlim says:

    Somehow I suspect there is a chinese investor somewhere. See the cast? One asian. A fight between Japanese Korean and Chinese. Since investors these days are from China, it is a Chinese actress.

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    • aiya replied:

      @funnlim Based on all the info so far, this is not a joint-venture with china and Paramount Pictures is underwrting the whole deal. In fact the budget is relatively small for this kind of movie, US10 million, and the cast comprised mostly of newbies and unknowns.

      This is meant to be a side project for Abrams as he focuses on the next Star War installment (with Donnie in it).

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  2. m0m0 says:

    i actually don’t like any of the movies/shows jj abrams is involved in despite i am a super sci-fi fan and some the shows are actually well received….

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  3. anon says:

    Don’t think Zhang Ziyi is attractive nor a good actress from the movies that I’ve seen.

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    • happybi replied:

      @anon agree. Think she is overrated.

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    • lucida replied:

      @anon Me too agree with you maybe she just their favorite I guess.

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