Gong Li to star in ‘Miami Vice’ movie, Lecter prequel

Chinese star Gong Li has been booked for two big Hollywood movies. Li will first play the female lead as a crime figure of Chinese and Cuban descent in the Michael Mann-directed “Miami Vice” for Universal. She will then play Lady Murasaki, the Japanese woman who teaches cultural sophistication to a young Hannibal Lecter in “Behind the Mask,” the Peter Webber-directed fifth installment of the Lecter franchise scripted by “The Silence of the Lambs” author Thomas Harris.

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