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The 67th Venice Film Festival will open today. Emperor film DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK) has become the only Chinese films in competition. No wonder the cast and the crew could not be more nervous about this "march". Lead actor Li Bingbing returned to Venice after ten years and spent two months for fitting in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
In May Fan Bingbing appeared in Cannes with a "dragon robe" and successfully attracted a lot of media attention. Li Bingbing decided not to let her shine alone and finally confirmed to work with famous Mainland designer Guo Pei to create three theme fashion for the red carpet and to promote China's spirit of "universal love and harmony". Bingbing also received a 10 million Montblanc jewelry sponsorship and security to accompany it. The insurance policy alone already exceeded 10 million.
Meanwhile Bingbing reportedly will be leaving her management company of ten years, Huayi Brothers, and DEE will be her last film with the company if negotiation failed. No wonder Huayi Brothers got nervous and asked DEE's promotion to focus on Bingbing to prove her "extraordinary position". As for the recently confirmed production HUAXIN REVOLUTION, Bingbing will participate as an executive producer. Inevitably people speculated that she will form her own company.
Before departing for Venice Bingbing appeared at the Peak to unveil her wax figure. The company spent six figures to transport the figure from Shanghai to Hong Kong. It will be on display for three months.