Chinese Actress Zhang Jingchu Accepts ‘Mission’ With Tom Cruise (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese Actress Zhang Jingchu Accepts ‘Mission’

Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu has joined the cast of action thriller “Mission: Impossible 5,” in a major role opposite Tom Cruise.

Zhang is currently shooting in the U.K. on the Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot production. Her role is supposedly being kept secret as it is integral to a major plot twist. Chinese fans have spotted her out shopping in London, but she has not communicated why she is in the British capital.

Zhang, who trained as a director and speaks fluent English, previously appeared in “Rush Hour 3” and Florian Gallenberger’s China-set “City of War: The John Rabe Story” and joins a growing list of Chinese leading ladies who are making headway in Hollywood.

Versatile, Zhang has impressive resumes in China and Hong Kong. In China she starred in Feng Xiaogang’s blockbuster drama “Aftershock” having made early career impressions in “Peacock” and “Tsui Hark’s “7 Swords.” In Hong Kong she has worked with Dante Lam on “Beast Stalker,” Ann Hui on “Night and Fog” and Felix Chong and Alan Mak on “Overheard.”

Zhang Jingchu is managed by Mimi Fu Xin and Andrew Ooi at Echelon Talent, and represented by Gersh.

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  1. Xiaotu says:

    This is probably one of the most contrived piles of BS I have ever seen. Stop pretending. Zhang was no star in this film. Having been one many times I can say that what she was in this film was an extra. And only that! She had zero role, zero lines and less than 1 minute of total screen time in the entire film. I didn’t notice if she actually said one word (which get an extra a little more cash – union rates). I guess her nodding and looking at a computer screen during the lie detector test scene of a secondary but a real “starring” role by Simon Pegg will win her the Oscar for best supporting actress. What am I thinking! Of course not. She is the star of this movie since she “accepted” to “star” with Cruise. I guess the guy who owns Alibaba and put up the cash… Well you can fill in the rest. This is the first and only (hopefully the last) film I ever see where I am lied to about some eye candy that gets top billing for what was only an extra’s bit part or at best a cameo role to make some Chinese Daddy War Bucks happy. Please don’t insult those of us who caught this most rediculous over the top piece of unadulterated hype in the history of film. Other than that – great movie!

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