Top Chinese actress Tang Wei will 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 Thursday.
Through a press release, & Credit announced that Tang Wei has decided to visit Korea and will be present at a press screening and press conference for "Late Autumn" on February 10.
Over the phone, an official at & Credit further explained that the actress will arrive in Korea on February 9, after which she will also attend a red carpet event for "Late Autumn" the following day and a VIP screening on February 11.
The pic itself, which 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, is set to open in theaters on February 17.
The last time Tang Wei visited Korea was during the annual Pusan International Film Festival in October 2010 where the pic was screened as a Gala Presentation.
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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