Fan Bingbing at the Oscars, clinches Hollywood deal

Fan Bingbing wearing Marchesa and jewellery by Chopard on the Oscars red carpet.
Fan Bingbing wearing Marchesa and jewellery by Chopard on the Oscars red carpet.

Fan Bingbing graced the 85th Academy Awards last night as guest of veteran Hollywood producer Bill Mechanic. The former Disney and Fox executive also signed Fan on to two English language projects with Cosmos Filmed Entertainment, the production company which he founded late last year.

Fan Bingbing and Bill Mechanic.
Fan Bingbing and Bill Mechanic before the Oscars at the Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills.

The first of two films, working titled The Moon & The Sun, where Fan plays a mermaid captured by an immortality-seeking King Louis XIV, will also star Pierce Brosnan. The second, The Dragon Phoenix 龙凤劫, a Chinese co-production set in Shanghai, stars Fan as Ling-Ahn who must reunite with an old flame to recover a stolen Chinese artifact. Both films are currently in pre-production.