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Christian Bale Heading East to Shoot 'Thirteen Women of Nanjing'

December 24, 2010 (8:43 am) GMT
The 'Dark Knight' actor will portray a pious man 'who attempts to save a group of young women forced into prostitution by the Japanese Army' during World War Two.
Christian Bale

Hollywood actor is heading East - he's set to star in a new movie by Chinese director Zhang Yimou. "" star has signed up to become the first big American actor to take on a lead role in a domestically-financed Chinese film.

"Thirteen Women of Nanjing" will feature Bale as a pious man "who attempts to save a group of young women forced into prostitution by the Japanese Army" during World War Two, Yimou announced in a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday, December 22.

And the filmmaker hopes Bale's attachment to the project will boost international interest in Chinese cinema. Producer Zhang Weiping adds, "Hollywood stars are expensive, but they are worth it because they can influence the whole world."

The film is due to be shot on location in Nanjing, China.

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