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Christian Bale, the Hollywood star is set to star in the upcoming movie ‘13 Flowers of Nanjing’. The movie is directed by Zhang Yimou.

Christian Bale, the star of ‘Fighter’ is reportedly to star in ’13 Flowers of Ninjang’, which is directed by Zhang Yimou. The movie is based on the Chinese World War II. The movie would be a multi-lingual with English and Chinese dialogues. ‘Nanjing Heroes’ was the title set for the movie initially, later it has been changed. Christian Bale plays the role of ‘John’ in the movie.

The story of the movie is adapted from the novel ’13 Flowers of Ninjang’ by Yan Geling and it has been set on the backdrop of 1937 in Nanjing of China during the Sino-Japanese war, where few refugees of the war find the shelter in the compound of a church. The group of refugees tries to save the life of school children from the violence and the invasion of the city. The story revolves round the heroism and the love between a couple, who are brought together because of the violent situation and the love for a family.

According to the sources, Zhang has selected Bale for the role because of the kind of research he does of the role. The movie has started its filming in January. Zhang Weiping is the producer of the movie ’13 Flowers of Ninjang’. Xiaoding Zhao has been hired as the cinematographer and Joss Williams as the supervisor of special effects.

The movie is set to release in 2012.

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