Based on the novel by Arthur Golden, and starring Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, "Memoirs" is "a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man who is out of her reach."
Columbia Pictures (Sony) will release "Memoirs of a Geisha" on December 9th.
(And it’s one heckuva trailer, if you ask me.)