Kate Hudson and Ken Watanabe are scheduled to star A Dream of Red Mansions, according to Variety. The film will be directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) and scripted by Donald Martin.

Inspired by a true story, it's an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Chinese Revolution in 1949. Hudson plays an American photojournalist who falls for an idealistic revolutionary (Watanabe).

The film will start production in October in Taiwan.