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Ang Lee Signs On To Direct Another Focus Features' Film

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 23, 2006 at 10:40AM

Focus Features CEO James Schamus announced today in a release from Cannes that Ang Lee, the award-winning director of "Brokeback Mountain," has agreed to make his second consecutive film, "Lust, Caution," with Focus Features. The film is described by the release as an "espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai," and is being adapted from a short story by the late Chinese author Eileen Chang. Bill Kong, who worked with Lee on his film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," will produce the film and Schamus will executive produce it. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall, the release states. "I'm delighted that Ang is back with all of us here at Focus, and he's going to be making a very exciting film that's unlike anything he's done before," Schamus said in a company statement. "'Lust, Caution' is a uniquely Asian story which, in Ang's hands, will surprise and attract audiences around the world." [Tamara Schweitzer]
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Focus Features CEO James Schamus announced today in a release from Cannes that Ang Lee, the award-winning director of "Brokeback Mountain," has agreed to make his second consecutive film, "Lust, Caution," with Focus Features. The film is described by the release as an "espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai," and is being adapted from a short story by the late Chinese author Eileen Chang. Bill Kong, who worked with Lee on his film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," will produce the film and Schamus will executive produce it. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall, the release states. "I'm delighted that Ang is back with all of us here at Focus, and he's going to be making a very exciting film that's unlike anything he's done before," Schamus said in a company statement. "'Lust, Caution' is a uniquely Asian story which, in Ang's hands, will surprise and attract audiences around the world." [Tamara Schweitzer]






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