Crouching Tiger, Hidden Diane project

Haven’t heard any trade confirmation of this, but according to a Hong Kong paper called Oriental Daily, striking Hollywood scarlet Diane Lane [“Unfaithful”] is joining Chow Yun Fat on new film based on the book, “Sophie and the Rising Sun”. Augusta Trobaugh’s novel focuses on the romance between a small town spinster named Sophie and her Japanese gardener Oto before and after the Pearl Harbor attack. According to the paper, the film’s been in the works for near two years, with Pandora Films attached. The same article also states that Chow Yun Fat won’t be a part of the “Mulan” pic, “Hua Mulan”, in which he was asked to play the character of General Li. Thanks to Monkey Peaches.