added: Wed, Nov 30th '16
Matt Damon isn't the only one starring in the upcoming Chinese action-fantasy thriller "The Great Wall." Despite general impressions to the contrary, the cast does feature quite a few big-name Chinese actors, most notably Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau and mega-popular Chinese pop singer Lu Han.
While the film is gearing up to make its world premiere in China in a few weeks, a couple of international previews have surfaced online, giving viewers at better look at the Asian cast, which also includes rising Chinese actress Jing Tian, who will also appear in another monster movie in next year's "Kong: Skull Island." She was also recently signed to join the cast of the forthcoming monsters-vs.-robots sequel "Pacific Rim: Maelstrom."
Directed by world-renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers, Hero), "The Great Wall" will open in China on December 16 before making its way to the States on February 17, 2017.
Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China.
directed by Zhang Yimou
starring Matt Damon, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe, Lu Han, Eddie Peng, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Xuan Huang
release date December 16, 2016 (China release), February 17, 2017 (U.S. release)