We're proud to announce that the cast of the adaptation of Tan Twan Eng’s THE GARDEN OF EVENING MISTS, nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2012, will include Malaysian actress Lee Sin-je, Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe, Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang, and British actors David Oakes and John Hannah.
Taiwanese filmmaker Tom Lin will direct the film, from a screenplay by BAFTA-winning Scottish screenwriter, Richard Smith.
Tan said: “It is surely every novelist’s dream to have his book made into a movie. With such a high-calibre team behind and in front of the cameras, I am looking forward to the adaptation. As a Malaysian, I feel proud that we are bringing a fragment of our recent past to the world.”
Najwa Abu Bakar, head of production company Astro Shaw, said: “The Garden Of Evening Mists is a profound novel, showcasing such beautiful cultural complexities which captivate the heart of its readers. We are excited to bring this classic story to the silver screen."
The film is scheduled to shart shooting in Malaysia at the end of May 2018.