Luc Besson is set to direct Michelle Yeoh in a biopic on Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

According to Variety, Michelle Yeoh plays Suu Kyi in the project, which has the working title Into the Light.

Production has wrapped in Thailand and will move to London, followed by a fortnight's studio shoot in France.

The Associated Press reported that Michelle Yeoh met Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday at the lakeside mansion where she had been held for many years.