24 Aug – Hollywood seems to have a simple solution to the problem of Fan Bingbing's withdrawal from the upcoming shark thriller, "Meg".
Just replace the surname Fan with 'Li'.
As reported on Empire Online, another Chinese actress, Li Bingbing, is currently in talks to replace her countrywoman in the movie, after Fan announced her departure from the project due to her hectic schedule.
Li, who has worked in various Hollywood movies including the "Transformers" and "Resident Evil" franchise, will play the role of Dr. Zhang Suyin, the lead oceanographer who works together with a former Naval Captain to rescue the deep-sea submersible trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench before it succumbs to the attacks of a giant Megaladon.
Jason Statham is set to star as the former Naval Captain, Jonas Taylor. Also part of the confirmed cast are Australian actresses Jessica McNamee and Ruby Rose and Japanese American actor Masi Oka.
"Meg" is scheduled to begin filming in September.
Meanwhile, former cast Fan Bingbing will be focusing on the promotional events of her new movies in the same month.
(Photo source: Business Insider Australia)