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Brody in frame for famine film

Published 21/11/2011 | 12:13

Adrien Brody is being lined up for famine film
Adrien Brody is being lined up for famine film

Adrien Brody and Tim Robbins are set to star in a political drama about the Chinese famine of 1942.

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The two actors have joined director Xiaogang Feng's upcoming as-yet-untitled movie, which will be based on the Liu Zhenyun novel Remembering 1942, reported Variety.

Set in the Henan province of central China, the novel focuses on the human crisis during the famine which evolved from a drought and governmental negligence due to the war.

Xiaogang - who just missed out on an Oscar nomination for his 2010 film Aftershock - plans to start shooting shortly for a 2012 release.

The famine, which took place during the second Sino-Japanese War from 1942 to 1943, resulted in the deaths of an estimated one million people.

Adrien, who last appeared in Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris, is working on Rupert Wainwright's cult drama Waco, while Tim - who portrayed the villain in Green Lantern - is filming Thanks For Sharing with Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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