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Vicky Zhao to Direct Animated Feature Adaptation of Iconic TV Series ‘My Fair Princess’

Vicky Zhao to Direct Animated Feature Adaptation of Iconic TV Series ‘My Fair Princess’

Vicky Zhao, one of China’s most popular actresses, will return behind the camera to helm a feature-film version of "My Fair Princess," the TV show that launched her to stardom.

The animated adaptation will tell the Cinderella-like tale of an adopted orphan who befriends the illegitimate daughter of the king and accidentally becomes royalty herself. 

The late ’90s series made its trio of actresses — Zhao, Bingbing Fan and Ruby Lin — three of China’s most beloved and enduring performers. Zhao’s previously directed 2013’s hit dramatic feature "So Young." 

The new project will be produced by Alibaba Pictures, the film-production wing of Alibaba, China’s version of Amazon. 

Zhao and her husband own nearly 10% of Alibaba Pictures. 

[via Variety]

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