Variety reports that Bruce Beresford has signed on to direct the adaptation of Li Cunxin's memoir, Mao's Last Dancer. The story of a Chinese ballet dancer defecting to the U.S. during the late '70s will co-star Kyle McLachlan, Bruce Greenwood, and Joan Chen.
"[A] fascinating glimpse of the history of Chinese-U.S. relations and the dissolution of the Communist ideal in the life of one fortunate individual," declares Publishers Weekly.
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