Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has been named the ambassador for the ScreenSingapore 2011, organizers have announced.
Zhang will join directors Oliver Stone and Wayne Wang to promote the first international film event in Singapore.
"It is an honor to be involved with such an exciting project," Zhang said in a press statement. "ScreenSingapore will no doubt prove to be a meaningful event, a platform from where both Asian and Western cinemas will flourish together."
Being a top actress from Asia, Zhang established her international fan base when she starred in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Memoirs of a Geisha". Her recent film is a domestic drama named "Love for Life ", in which she plays an HIV-infected villager.
The inaugural ScreenSingapore will run from June 5 to 12. Among the star-studded attendee list will be Tom Hanks, who will appear at the Asian premiere of "Larry Crowne", which he directs and stars in.
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