China’s ‘What Women Want’ Remake to Get U.S. Release
The Mandarin-language remake of What Women Want, starring Andy Lau and Gong Li, will open at select North American theaters day-and-date with its China premiere on Feb. 3.
The romantic comedy produced by Beijing-based and New York-listed Bona Entertainment Co. is based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name directed by Nancy Myers a decade ago.
Working from a screenplay by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, director Chen adapted the story that revolves around a chauvinistic executive, originally played by Mel Gibson.
Now played by Lau, who gains the ability to hear what women are thinking, a power that leads to a fraught and comedic romantic relationship with his workplace rival, an aggressive advertising executive first played by Helen Hunt and now played by Gong.