Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell and Chow Yun Fat will joinMichelle Yeoh in the 1930s set romantic adventure The Children Of Huang Shi.

Roger Spottiswoode will direct from a screenplay by Jane Hawksley,and Hyde Park International will commence pre-sales at AFM next week.

Filming on the Chinese-Australian-German co-production is set tobegin on Nov 13 in the western province of Gansu, the studios of Hengdian insouth-east China, and Melbourne, Australia.

The Children Of Huang Shi centres an Englishman who leads 60 orphans on a 1,000-milejourney to safety across the Liu Pan Shan mountains.

Peter Loehr of Beijing-based Ming Productions, Jonathan Shteinmanof Sydney-based Bluewater Pictures, and Martin Hagemann of Berlin's ZeroFiction/Zero West are serving as producers. Chinese distribution and productionhouse Qixinran is co-producing.

Arthur Cohn andWieland Schulz-Keil are also producing.