Some updates on director Chloé Zhao, who is still writing fan-fiction online and paying off her student loans as of last month. Don’t forget to support her by watching The Rider in theaters now!
- Amazon has picked up her upcoming film on Reeve Bass.
- She is one of several female directors in talks to direct Marvel’s Black Widow solo film. She’s actually said in an interview that she grew up with comic books and mangas, and her first experience with storyboarding were the mangas she drew as a child.
- On a side news, Chinese-American director Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs ) has been announced to helm the DC female team-up Birds of Prey film.
With all these projects coming her way, hopefully she’s still working on that Chinese sci-fi.
Chloé Zhao on The Rider, but also potentially her Black Widow pitch?
Zhao is the adopted daughter of Chinese actress Song Dandan.
I think you mean step-daughter. She’s the biological daughter of Song Dandan’s current husband and his ex-wife.
I am not familiar with her works but I’m happy that she’s having all of these opportunities coming her way. Hopefully when Crazy Rich Asian movie coming out and making big buck; it leads to more Asian representation in mainstream Hollywood. It’s about time that they need to give Chinese actors/actresses more opportunity since they want to get that China money.