Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li and Ken Watanabe star in
Memoirs of a Geisha, directed by Rob Marshall, which opens in the U.S. on Dec. 9, 2005
Based on the novel by Arthur Golden, 'Memoirs of a Geisha' is a romantic epic set in Japan. In the years before WWII a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. The girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang). Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret
love for the one man who is out of her reach (Ken Watanabe).
Directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago"), produced by Steven Spielberg and featuring an international all-star cast including Michelle Yeoh ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"), Koji Yakusho ("Shall We Dance?"), Youki Kudoh ("Snow Falling on Cedars"), Gong Li ("Raise the Red Lantern"), Kaori Momoi, Tsai Chin, Cary Tagawa, Mako, Randall Duk Kim, Thomas Ikeda and Zoe Weizenbaum.
Memoirs of a Geisha is now playing in select cities and opens nationwide on Friday, December 23.