Mao pic courts China gov't

Frater, Patrick
May 2007
Daily Variety;5/21/2007, Vol. 295 Issue 35, p27
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the motion picture "Challenging Heaven," based on the rise of former Chinese premier Mao Zedong. The film is being put together with a $40 to $60 million budget, mixing Asian and American leads. Steven North is producing the picture. Filming will start after the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China and other Asian locations. North is negotiating with Chinese authorities concerning the use of extras needed for the film.


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