EW Staff
February 04, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

(FROM VARIETY) ? Ken Watanabe (The Last Sumarai) joins John Cusack and Gong Li in Shanghai, a period drama that Mikael Hafstrom (1408) is directing for the Weinstein Co. The story, set in 1941, follows an American who returns to a corrupt, Japan-occupied Shanghai to discover his friend has been killed. While trying to solve the murder, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding. Shooting is scheduled to start in China next month. (Variety)

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