Good Morning Shanghai! Barry Levinson directs Cursed Piano

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“Good Morning Vietnam” director Barry Levinson has signed for “The Cursed Piano”, a feature film adaptation of a best-selling novel by Chinese author Bei La.

Deadline says the story “takes place across Leningrad and Shanghai over the course of 40 years”, and Shanghai Film Group are teaming with Mike Medavoy, Levinson and Oscar-winning scribe Ronald Harwood on the project.

Shanghai Film Group is financing the film, which begins shooting in February.

The movie had been in the works for a few years.