Tony Leung Chiu-wai (“In the Mood for Love,” “Lust, Caution”), former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace,” “To the Wonder”), veteran French star Olivier Rabourdin (“Taken,” “Of Gods and Men”) and Duan Yihong (“Soldiers Sortie,” “The Man Eater”) will headline the cast of Shanghai Film Group’s upcoming true story thriller “Fox Hunt”.
The story is based on the activities of Operation Fox Hunt, a worldwide anti-corruption initiative managed by China’s Ministry of Public Security. The operation seeks to find and repatriate Chinese people who have fled abroad to avoid accusations of corruption, with the plan to show cross-border criminal proceedings and the use of Interpol Red Notices.
Since 2014, Operation Fox Hunt has netted over 4,300 Chinese fugitives suspected of corruption with a total of $2.46 billion in illegal funds seized. The United States and Canada, which have no extradition treaty with China, have become a top destination for Chinese fugitives.
Production will take place in China and France. The news comes as China’s role in international crime fighting has been experiencing controversy in recent years such as with the arrest of former Interpol head Meng Hongwei.