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Zhang Ziyi tries romantic comedy

"CROUCHING Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang Ziyi is trying her hand at romantic comedy after a series of dramas.

In "Sophie's Revenge," the 30-year-old actress will play a comic book artist who plots to get her fiance back after losing him to an actress. Written and directed by Chinese-American film maker Eva Jin, the 50 million yuan (US$7.32 million) Chinese-language film also stars Chinese actress Fan Bingbing as Sophie's rival Joanna and South Korean actor So Ji-sub as Sophie's fiance Jeff.

Zhang said "Sophie's Revenge" was a fun-loving movie.

"We will follow Sophie's journey in the movie, crying with her and laughing with her. I hope a story like this will resonate with everyone," Zhang said.

"Sophie's Revenge," a South Korean-Chinese co-production, is also Zhang's debut as a producer. Jin presented her script to Zhang, and the actress secured funding for the project.

"I really learned many more things serving as the producer. I now have a better understanding of the work flow of a movie," she said.

With 10 years of acting and a producer credit to her name, will directing be next?

"It's so tough. You can only become a director when you're physically and mentally ready. Managing the situation on the set down to the smallest detail is really quite something," Zhang said.


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