Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Zhang Yimous Coming Home, starring Gong Li. The film, currently in post-production, is produced by Bill Kong and LeVision Pictures’ Zhang Zhao. Lava Bear Films’ David Linde executive produced.
Inspired by Yan Geling’s “The Criminal Lu Yanshi” with a screenplay written by Jingshi Zou, Coming Home is a romance drama chronicling the journey of a Chinese dissident (Chen Daoming) from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.
Coming Home marks the twelfth collaboration between the Sony Pictures Classics team and Zhang Yimou, dating back to the 1991 Orion Classics release of Raise the Red Lantern. Other films include House of Flying Daggers, Shanghai Triad, The Story of Qiu Ju and Curse of the Golden Flower. The film will also be SPCs sixth collaboration with Producer Bill Kong which began in 2000 with Ang Lee’s Academy Award winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
LeVision Pictures are the primary financier of the film and will distribute the film throughout China. Wild Bunch International holds the international sales agency rights.