Streep, Kilmer & Ye Get "Dark"

by | February 10, 2006 | Comments

The Hollywood Reporter indicates that Val Kilmer, Meryl Streep, and Liu Ye will star in a dark drama about a Chinese exchange student who reacts dangerously after being screwed out of the chance to win a Nobel Prize.

"Val Kilmer has joined the cast of Myriad Pictures’ drama "Dark Matter," alongside Meryl Streep and Chinese actress Liu Ye ("The Promise"), Myriad announced Wednesday ahead of Berlin’s European Film Market. Produced by Myriad and New York-based Saltmill, "Dark Matter" is the story of a Chinese exchange student who takes revenge after her hopes for a Nobel Prize are wrecked by internal school politics. Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle ("Hero," "2046") is in negotiations to lens the film, which opera director Chen Shi-Zheng will helm in his feature film debut."