Ziyi Zhang has signed on to star in My Lucky Star, a prequel to the Chinese blockbuser Sophie's Revenge. Dennie Gordon (Joe Dirt, What A Girl Wants) will direct, making her the first American filmmaker to helm a feature for the Chinese market.

The comedic adventure will be set all over the globe, with featured locations including Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. Ziyi Zhang reprises her role as Sophie, with Chinese singer Leehom Wang joining the cast. Here's what Dennie Gordon had to say about the project.

"I am thrilled to be working on My Lucky Star and to have the great fortune to be working with some of the most creative and forward-thinking talents in the business. We are doing something new and very exciting, where a specific Hollywood style is brought to a Chinese feature."

Bona Entertainment is producing along with Ling Lucas, Ming Beaver Kwei, and William Cheng.