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Antoine Fuqua, director of 'Training Day', has signed on to direct a yet-untitled biopic of the legendary Tang Dynasty concubine Yang Guifei. One of the "four famed beauties" of ancient China, Yang had a love affair with 8th century Emperor Xuanzong. The $30 million Chinese-Language film has been in development for 2 years. The script is being finalized and casting is underway, though no word yet as to who will play the famous concubine. Production is set for later this year in the hopes of a 2012 release date.
This historical foreign language love story is a risk for Fuqua whose filmography consists mostly of action films like 'Shooter', 'King Arthur' and 'Tears of the Sun''. Fuqua is currently in pre-production for a biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur which is expected to begin shooting this summer.