Gong Li to Star in Chen Daming’s Remake of “What Women Want”

According this Reuters story, Gong Li is set to star in writer/director Chen Daming‘s remake of the Nancy Meyers-directed romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. Gong Li will be stepping into the role created by Hunt, with Andy Lau playing the chauvinistic advertising executive who suddenly acquires the power to hear the innermost thoughts of women near him. The new script was penned by Chen Daming.

The film is aiming for a 2011 Valentine’s Day release, and will be shot in Beijing and at the sound stages of China Film Group’s sound stages in the Huairou District suburbs of Beijing.