Apart from that, Korean actress Jeon Ji-hyun, who was supposed to take on the role of Lily in the movie, has decided to back out from the film following Zhang's decision to dropout. Zhang's manager has confirmed the news and cited that "she is too busy filming Wong Kar Wai's upcoming movie, The Grand Master" and is "unable to account for her work schedule".
Previous rumours which stated that the male lead will be acted by one of the members from Taiwanese boyband F4, was also dispelled. The production team is currently urgently scouting for male actors from China, Japan and Korea to takeover said role.
Following Zhang's and Jeon's departure from the film, industry insiders believe that Hong Kong actress Shu Qi and Chinese artistes Li Bing Bing and Fan Bing Bing are the next likely candidates to takeover the two leading roles of Lily and Snow Flower.
Damn, I was looking forward to this movie.