Watch Michelle Yeoh Assume Power In Luc Besson's Teaser Trailer For The Lady
Of all the features set to premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival, only one production resulted in the deportation of its lead. That film is Luc Besson's biopic The Lady, which stars Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress and Burmese deportee Michelle Yeoh as Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize winner and Burmese government protester. Finally, a teaser trailer for this controversial picture has surfaced.
Besson's The Lady has been described as an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. As previously mentioned, Yeoh stars as Kyi -- who was sentenced to over a decade under house arrest because of her political actions -- and David Thewlis as her loyal husband Michael Aris. During production, it was reported that Kyi's house arrest was lifted and Yeoh was able to meet the woman she was portraying onscreen.
While The Lady will enjoy a world premiere at this fall's TIFF, the biopic still does not have a release date.
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