Energized by a youthful cast, Tsui Hark's lavish period actioner proves more cohesive than its overwrought predecessor.
The Last Empress
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Seven Stars Film Studios has tapped Gong Li to take the lead role in the China-US co-production of "The Last Empress."
Seven Stars Film Studios has come on board as the lead investor in the China-U.S. co-production of "The Last Empress," with Jake Eberts producing the English-language historical drama.