Fan reprises classic film role
Actress Fan Bingbing reprises a classic role inHong Kong action cinema— the white-haired witch Lian Nishang, originally played by Brigitte Lin in a 1993 action thriller. In the 2014 3-Dversion of the story, The WhiteHairedWitch ofLunarKingdom, Fan appears oppositeHuang Xiaoming, whoplays her love interest. The film tells the story of awoman whose hair turns white overnight after her lover’s betrayal. At a recent conference in Beijing, Fan promised if the film, to be releasedonApril 25, grossedmorethan 1 billion yuan ($160 million), she will reveal the identity of her boyfriend. Rumors aboutFanandHongKong actor Aarif Rahman, her co-star in romantic comedyOneNight Surprise last year, have been circulating but the rumored couple have nevermadeit official.