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February 16, 2007 4:12 AM
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Sony Classics to Bring "The Children of Huang Shi" to North America

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to "The Children of Huang Shi," the company announced Friday. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode ("Tomorrow Never Dies") and written by Jane Hawksley and James MacManus the "heroic tale," set in a war-torn China in 1938, concludes production today in Shanghai. Inspired by true events, the film is the story of George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a young British journalist, who rescues 60 orphaned children who them on a treacherous 1000-mile journey along the Silk Road, through the Liu Pan Shan Mountains into the spectacular Gobi desert. Over the course of the journey he falls in love with a determined, self-trained nurse (Radha Mitchell), and makes a friend in Chen (Chow Yun-Fat), the leader of a Chinese partisan group. Madame Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a surviving aristocrat, assists in guiding them to safety in a remote village near the western end of China's Great Wall. SPC did not reveal a theatrical release date. [Brian Brooks]

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