Hit film "Lust, Caution" heroine Tang Wei is likely to visit Korea next month to promote her upcoming release "Late Autumn" co-starring top Korean actor Hyun Bin, according to the film's promoter & Credit on Friday.
"We are pushing ahead with the plan and although nothing has been set as of yet, there is a good chance she will come," an official at & Credit told 10Asia over the phone on Friday.
The official added that if the Chinese actress does visit Korea, it would be after the Lunar New Year which falls on the first week of February. "Late Autumn" is set to open in theaters on February 17.
The last time she visited Korea was during the annual Pusan International Film Festival in October 2010 where the pic was screened as a Gala Presentation.
"Late Autumn" tells of the coincidental meeting between a male gigolo named Hoon (Hyun Bin) and Anna (Tang Wei), who is in jail for murdering her abusive husband.
The movie was first released in 1966 by famed Korean director Lee Man-hee and was re-made three times -- into "Promise of the Body" in 1975, "Manchu" in 1982 and Japanese film "Promise" in 1972.
The pic has been invited to the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival and the Fribourg international Film Festival set for February and March, respectively.
Tang Wei, 31, rose to international stardom through Ang Lee's espionage thriller "Lust, Caution" which won Venice's Golden Lion award.
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