Ron Howard to direct biographical drama about Chinese pianist Lang Lang – The News Everyday

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The movie relies on the memoir Journey of a Thousand Miles by Lang Lang and David Ritz.

Filmmaker Ron Howard might be directing a biographical drama movie about famend Chinese pianist Lang Lang.

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The movie relies on the memoir Journey of a Thousand Miles by Lang and David Ritz, in response to The Hollywood Reporter.

Howard, a two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker, may also produce the film in collaboration with Brian Grazer, Karen Lunder, and Stuart Ford.

Journey of a Thousand Miles traces Lang Lang’s extraordinary life story, from his childhood within the provincial metropolis of Shenyang in Northern China to the height of the worldwide basic music business. Along the plan, Lang’s family sacrificed nearly every little thing to assist their gifted son succeed.

Michelle Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney are adapting the movie’s screenplay from the memoir.

“Lang Lang’s story is one in all dedication, ardour, sacrifice, and discovering the inside power to beat the percentages. This movie is a bridge between two cultures that share common truths in regards to the gauntlets we face within the pursuit of greatness,” Howard and Grazer mentioned.

Lang, 38, might be government producing the venture alongside Jean-Jacques Cesbron, Michele Anthony and David Blackman.

“Dream huge, work exhausting and all the time imagine in your self. This film, because of Ron Howard’s imaginative and prescient, will encourage younger people world wide to observe their goals and always remember they’re one in one million,” the pianist mentioned.

Meanwhile, filmmaker Lulu Wang of The Farewell fame questioned Howard’s choice to helm the film a couple of Chinese character, questioning whether or not he has the cultural context wanted for the venture. The Chinese-born filmmaker, nevertheless, made it clear that she has no intention of directing the film.

As a classically-trained pianist born in China, I imagine it is not possible to inform Lang Lang’s story with out an intimate understanding of Chinese tradition + the impression of the Cultural Revolution on artists & intellectuals + the consequences of Western imperialism. Just saying.

— Lulu Wang (@thumbelulu) September 22, 2020

Referring to criticism of Disney’s latest remake of Mulan, Wang mentioned, “Have we realized NOTHING from Mulan? I haven’t mentioned something as a result of sure illustration and many individuals I like are concerned, however I simply should. Just HAVE to. Because 2020 man… and I’m f***ing exhausted.”

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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