Yeoh, Besson Team For Suu Kyi Biopic

Michelle Yeoh is starring and Luc Besson is directing a currently shooting biopic on Burmese pro-democracy politician Aung San Suu Kyi reports The Associated Press.

Entitled “Into the Light”, the story follows Suu Kyi who lead the National League for Democracy (NLD) party to a landslide election win in 1990. However the win was never recognised by Myanmar’s military rulers who have locked her up for most of the past two decades.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was freed last month after seven straight years of house arrest at her lakeside mansion, less than a week after an election that critics said was a charade aimed at preserving military rule behind a civilian facade in Myanmar.

Filming began in Thailand and recently wrapped up its leg of shooting there. The production is now moving to London, followed by a fortnight’s studio shoot in France. Yeoh met Suu Kyi last week.