Good Machine International (GMI) has acquired worldwide sales rights outside Chinese-language Asia, Latin America and the English-language territories to Zhou Yu's Train starring Gong Li and Tony Leung.
Directed by Sun Zhou and written by Sun, Bai Chun and Zhang Mei, Zhou Yu's Train is currently in production in the province of Sichuan in Southwest China.
The deal was negotiated by GMI president David Linde and senior vice president of acquisitions and co-productions Amy Kaufman with Bill Kong, producer of Good Machine's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, who is an executive producer on Zhou Yu's Train.
Other executive producers on the film are Zhao Xian Sheng (Breaking The Silence), Han Sai Ping (The Emperor And The Assassin) and Nansun Shi (head of Media Asia Films). Producers are Huang Jian Xian, Sun Zhou, Sun Mian and Deng Yi Ming.
The film chronicles the sensual journey of a beautiful young woman whose devotion to her lover is tested by the distance that divides them and her temptation for a liaison with another man.
It reunites Sun Zhou with Gong Li, who starred in his last film Breaking The Silence.
"Everyone here is just plain thrilled to be working again with Bill and getting the chance to work with such artists as Sun Zhou, Gong Li and Tony Leung is like hitting a home run in the All-Star game," said Linde, who himself was responsible for the acquisition of Gong Li-starrer Farewell My Concubine when he was head of acquisitions at Miramax Films.
Zhou Yu's Train joins an international lineup of titles on offer from GMI at London and MIFED including Pedro Almodovar's Hable Con Ella, Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien and Oliver Parker's The Importance Of Being Ernest.