It looks like Ang Lee could direct and “Lust, Caution” actress Tang Wei might star in an authorised biopic of legendary singer Teresa Teng reports CPopAccess.
Teng was a Taiwanese singer that rose to immense popularity in mainland China. After her death in 1995, many have wanted to put her story on the big screen but the Teng family has never given their permission.
The Teng family is said to be satisfied with the choice of Tang Wei, however Tang Wei’s manager has since denied that she has been contacted by the production.
Lee has commitments to shoot the film adaptation of “Life of Pi” later this year and will be involved in that project well into 2011, but investors are apparently “willing to wait for the Ang Lee/Tang Wei combo”.