Legendary Pictures has revealed the full supporting cast for Zhang Yimou’s upcoming fantasy epic “The Great Wall,” the largest film ever shot completely in China.
The film’s confirmed leads are Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe whilst Chinese stars for the film include Andy Lau (“Infernal Affairs”), Tian Jing (“New Police Story”), Hanyu Zhang (“Taking Tiger Mountain”), Eddie Peng (“Fleet of Time”), Lu Han (“Miss Granny”), Gengxin Lin (“Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon”), Zheng Kai (“Fleet of Time”), Chen Xuedong (“Tiny Times 3”), Xuan Huang (“The Golden Era”), pop star Wang Junkai in his film debut, and newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong.
Set in the 15th Century, the story follows soldiers who go out in search of gunpowder and come across the construction of The Great Wall of China. They learn that the Chinese are not only building the Wall to keep out invading Mongolian forces, but also to keep supernatural creatures at bay.
Yimou directs from a script by Max Brooks. Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni, and Peter Loehr are producing with filming to begin in China later this month ahead of a November 2016 global release.