By Sharon Clott Kanter
Nov 09, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
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After the incredible cult success of 1999's Cruel Intentions—an adaption of 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Pfeiffer, prepare for the next take on the dramatic tale. The most recent incarnation (out today!), aptly titled Dangerous Liaisons, features Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi as Du Fenyu, a bitter Shanghai socialite infatuated with her ex-boyfriend and out to ruin the life of a young woman. The plot is familiar to anyone who saw Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe in Cruel Intentions, a fact Ziyi is more than aware of. "Everybody knows this story," Zhang told at the Toronto International Film Festival. "We’re just making a different version of the famous book and the character. She lost her husband and she just closed her heart and she only lives with her loneliness. For me it was a very hard character to play." Ziyi said her costumes helped her face the challenge of the role. "Costumes make up the whole character’s design," she told of the film, which is set in the 1930s. "Women were very conservative then. They wore traditional Cheongsam [Chinese dresses], so for most of this movie I have a lot of them in different colors and patterns." Click here to find out where the film is playing near you!

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