Believe it or not, gong li with carrey

PUBLISHED : Monday, 17 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 17 April, 2006, 12:00am

One intriguing rumour this Easter is that Gong Li is about to sign up to make a film with director Tim Burton and actor Jim Carrey. According to website www.monkeypeaches. com, the Chinese star is in discussions to join the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory director's next project, Believe It or Not, a biography of Robert Ripley, who gained fame documenting human oddities. The website's source says Carrey would play Ripley but wasn't sure of Li's possible role.

Not that there's a shortage of work for the actress. She just wrapped up the Silence of the Lambs prequel, Young Hannibal: Behind the Mask, is in China now reuniting with Zhang Yimou for The City of Golden Armor, and will this summer appear in Miami Vice.

Additional reporting by Lauren Crothers