Hackford Directs Shanghai's Merchant

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Hackford Directs Shanghai's Merchant


Taylor Hackford ("Devil's Advocate," "Ray") will direct the English-language biopic "Merchant of Shanghai" reports Variety.

The story follows opium dealer and property magnate Silas Hardoon, a 19th century Baghdad Jew who immigrated to Shanghai, became a kingpin in the opium trade, and helped transform Shanghai from an obscure backwater to a major international city.

Screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton ("Children of Men") will rewrite the script. Hackford aims to start shooting in Fall '09 in Shanghai and surrounding areas.
 

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