Zhang Ziyi revealed that the role was inappropriate and refused the director’s new film “The Godfather” | Francis Ford Coppola | Metropolis

[Epoch Times, Awst 25, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Tong Yijia reported) Recently, mainland actress Zhang Ziyi revealed in an exclusive interview with the magazine that Francis Ford Coppola, the director of the series “The Godfather”, Francis Ford Coppola once invited her to appear in a new film .After the video communication between the two parties, he was looking forward to this collaboration, but after reading the script, he found that the role was not suitable, and finally the other party refused.

Zhang Ziyi mentioned in an interview in the September 2022 issue of “Good People” that starring in “The Godfather” director Coppola’s film could be an opportunity that filmmakers around the world aspire to. Although it is inevitable that she would regret rejecting the other party, she is not excited. “I wouldn’t imagine where I would be today if I filmed this drama”, and she said that all the losses are to meet more worthy characters. .”

According to Lu Media, the work that Zhang Ziyi rejected may be the epic “Megalopolis” written and directed by Coppola.

“Metropolis” is a play written by Coppola in the 1980s about an architect’s attempt to create a utopia in New York, an attempt strongly opposed by the mayor.

In 2019, on the eve of his 80th birthday, Paula announced that he would soon be shooting ‘Metropolis’, “I plan to start doing what I’ve always wanted to do, using everything I’ve ‘to learn since I started a theater career. at 16. , it’s going to be a huge epic, it’s extraordinary, it’s going to have a huge cast, and it’s going to use the different styles and genres I’ve tried my hand at over the years of filmmaking.”

According to earlier reports, the story of the film is set in New York, the cost of shooting is 100 million to 120 million US dollars, in addition to some sponsorship, Coppola will shoot the film out of his own pocket. According to the plan, the film will start shooting in November this year and continue until March 2023.

The star list has been confirmed: Adam Driver (Adam Douglas Driver), Forest Whitaker (Forest Whitaker), Nathalie Emmanuel (Nathalie Emmanuel), Jon Voight (Jon Voight), Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza.

In fact, in addition to Zhang Ziyi, Coppola had earlier contacted Oscar Isaac (Oscar Isaac), Jessica Lange (Jessica Lange), Cate Blanchett (Cate Blanchett), Michelle Many celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Zendaya Coleman were not appear in the final. cast due to scheduling and script conflicts.

Responsible editor: Yang Ming

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