Ni Ni, Adam Brody star in Andy Tennant romantic comedy

This is great and all, but when are you going to star as Disney's Mulan?
It’s great and all that you’re shooting in New York, but when are you going to star as Disney’s Mulan?

And here’s something different. It already has its first production in the works:Manhattan Love Story, a romantic comedy starring Adrien Brody and Chinese star Ni Ni and directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch). Brody’s Fable House production company, itself a Chinese co-venture, will also produce, and the pic is set to start shooting next month in New York with a $15 million budget. Tennant wrote the script with Rick Parks and Brody.

Read more from Deadline.  I’m jealous of New Yorkers who’ll catch sight of her beauty.

Wang Leehom, Jing Tian, Shawn Dou tapped for coproductions

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Does Blake Lively’s dress look familiar? It’s by Lawrence Xu of Fan Bingbing’s Dragon Robe dress.  She should’ve worn this to the Met Gala.

Co-productions aglore! Other than three co-productions with India, a slew of co-productions with Korea, a couple co-productions with the U.S..  were also recently announced.  Wang Leehom, Jing Tian, Shawn Dou have been announced for the bioepic of Pearl S. Buck starring Juliette Binoche  .

Shawn Dou, who’s actually Canadian, has also been announced a short Sci-fi film Log Out with Blake Lively of  Gossip Girl fame. The film is one Adrien Brody‘s new China-focused company.