Qin Hailu and Wang Qianyuan amongst new cast members.

Beijing Galloping Horse has announced four additions to the cast of John Woo’s The Crossing, including award-winning Chinese actress Qin Hailu and actor Wang Qianyuan.

Qin and Wang both previously starred in Chinese drama The Piano In A Factory. Qin’s credits also include Fruit Chan’s Durian Durian, for which she won best actress and newcomer at the Golden Horse Awards. Wang won best actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival for Piano.

Also joining the cast of Woo’s $40m two-part epic are veteran actress Feihong Yu (The Joy Luck Club) and Japanese actress Hitomi Kuroki (Paradise Lost).

Currently in production, The Crossing follows the journey of three doomed couples travelling from mainland China to Taiwan in 1949. The ensemble cast also includes Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Hye-kyo, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei and Japan’s Masami Nagasawa.

BGH is producing with Woo and Terence Chang’s Lion Rock Productions, China Film Group and Zhejiang Huace Film & TV.