“Mao Zedong” film casting not yet finalized, but many Weibo users know who they want

| September 6th, 2011


Casting for the highly anticipated film Mao Zedong has not yet been finalized, but Weibo users seem to know who they want playing Mao. Rumors spread on Weibo yesterday that Jiang Wen was chosen, and one a Chinese film critic challenged his followers to produce Photoshops of what Jiang would look like playing Mao.

Beijing film critic Tan Fei retweeted a weibo about the possibility of Jiang playing Mao along with the message “Who can make a PS [Photoshop] picture?”

User CindyBear8888 finished the job in one hour and her production has become very popular, having been retweeted by Tan Fei along with 1,359 other people.

CindyBear8888 created an image of Mao with Jiang’s face and bear smoking a cigarette and said, “Han Sanping intends to film Mao Zedong, he invited Jiang Wen to play Mao, Tan Fei asked who can Photoshop this. I tried to make the following picture, but the technology is poor. Everyone feels Jiang Wen should play Mao Zedong. How does it feel?”

Jiang would seem a fitting choice. According to his Chinese-language Wikipedia page:

Jiang said he admired Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong was his idol as a youth. Once in his house, all of his book were related to Mao: Mao Zedong’s Selected Works, some books about Mao, and Mao’s favorite book, Rong Jiang Essay.

But according to an article published at iFeng news’ website, the netizens might be jumping the gun a little too quickly.

Yesterday, someone on a micro-blog said. “Jiang Wen will be in the film Mao Zedong, preforming as Mao Zedong.” After, a reporter called the film company’s publicity director. … The marketing director and the news spokesman of China Film Group both confirmed that China Film Group hasn’t announced any news.

Jiang is married to the beautiful actress Zhou Yun. No word on whether his dating habits are anything like Mao’s.

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  1. terror says:

    They should hire an Ape to play that mass murderer Mao Zedong! He killed billions and these Chinks worship him? No wonder Asians are so stupid.

    Don’t worry, the US missles in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Guam will eventually bomb the shit out of those China when the time is right.

    Then the rightful owners of Asia can step in again: US, Germany, France, Portugal, and England, and the Dutch.

  2. Seriously, how many Mao Zedong movies does China need?

  3. Curren$y says:

    Donnie Yen should play Mao. Ip Man 3 anyone?!

  4. Mark says:

    Yet another propaganda film to keep the masses enthralled with the party.

    Few outside of China, and not weened on Chi commie propaganda would admire Mao. Since this film will not be objective or balanced as it has the approval and connivance of the CPC, it only makes China look bad in the eyes of the rest of the world.

    The good news would be if the party has to herd the faithful into theaters ,under threat of losing their government contracts, or pay checks as they were forced to do with the last patriotic movie about the party.

    • terror says:

      Totally agree. Those chinks suck at propaganda though, which is why their “hollywood” sector will FAIL. I’m not too worried about this film. If good people like you and me keep preaching FREEDOM & DEMOCRACY those Chinks will come to their senses.

      • DazsnoGüd says:

        If preaching freedom and democracy involves being a repulsive douchebag then count me in! Herp derp.

  5. 老外 says:

    Looks like korean_guy got banned. I guess I’m quitting. :-(

  6. korean_Gay says:

    I am not banned.

    How can you ban a fuckin’ Korean?!?
    In China we are like god’s all 1.34 billion of them, since every Chinese thinks they are god, and what is ” Chinese ” anyway?
    ”Chinese” should not even be a word. expell ”it” from the dictonary.
    Korea is not the best Country in the world, but compare it to China………..
    Need I say more.

    Flat asses and small penis’s

    Chi na Suk Sass!

  7. korean_Gay says:

    And to all the haters hatin’ on me…. Choke on a small Chinese tiny tiny.

    Korean underscore Gay means everyone under me is a faggot and the people above me all sucked dick and paid bribes to get to where they are at.

    And to Mala who keeps talking about ”homosexual terms” u can take your chinese dick van dyke transvestite looking he/she chinese/chinky ass out of this site, and then take yr ass out of China, even with 1.34 billion jackasses, there is no room for a china-man/boy/girl with a pussy to fuck up everything 100 times more then it already is…. go to east Africa and become a pirate, I hope you will meet the Russian Marines.

    Get off my nuts.

    Gayness has overcome, it is now the norm in China.


  8. korean_Gay says:

    Yhall Can’t Stop the KimChi….

    I’m Fire.


    Fuck All Yhall !

    Eat Chinese food and catch death!

    Fake rice

    Fake eggs

    Fake beef

    Fake pork

    Fake noodles


    What a Shit-hole


    Chi Nes Epus Sies !

  9. Meth says:

    great movie, looks just like hellboy

  10. LAkid33 says:

    Alright guys,

    I really enjoy Chinahush and Chinasmack because they offer an interesting glimpse into the China that has been censored to the rest of the world. More importantly, it has given a voice to the voiceless and shined a bright light into the face of injustice.

    Regrettably, most of the comments I read are negative and childish. What happens in China affects the lives of people everywhere in the world, whether you’d like to believe that or not. This is true for every country. Some of the racist comments are just downright embarrassing, and serves as a very poor representation of the online community. Sadly, it’s also cowardly because everyone is protected by a veil of secrecy.

    This movie is definitely a propaganda piece for Mao Zedong. Then again, seeing how China has developed under this Capitalist system, is it such a terrible thing to take a break and remember Mao?

    • Mark says:

      The key word here is contrition. If this was a regime that had come clean and been contrite about all the crimes committed by the CPC and Mao then yes it would not be a terrible thing to take a break and remember the old serial killer and his crimes against the Chinese people.

      However this is not a contrite government interested in truth and reconciliation. Rather this is a regime full of hubris, beating its collective chest and determined to hide or side step it’s criminal past as it throws Nobel Prize winners into jail and people disappear in the night and fog.

      The only reason more people are not condemning China is it is offering economic growth, but not on the model Mao wanted and killed millions to attempt to achieve.

      • queen says:

        I have to congratulate you. Finally a comment that has something to do with the article and doesnt curse.
        Thank you.

  11. Mark says:

    Will they show how Mao took money and weapons from the OSS (now CIA)?

    Will they show how Mao and his cadre were trained and took money from the Russians?

    Will they show how Mao could not drive the Japanese out of China?

    Will they show how Mao lived underground like a criminal and made deals with Chinese Triads?

    Will they shows Mao’s rotting teeth and how he molested gangs of innocent girls?

    Will they show Mao order the execution of millions and using famine as a weapon?

    Will they show Mao manipulating a generation with the cultural revolution and destroying China’s cultural heritage to stay in power?

    Will they show how Mao cut deals with Nixon and Kissinger to save China from years of his mismanagement?

  12. Mark says:

    Every Chinese should be offended that the fuck Mao has his picture in Tianaman Square.

  13. Mark says:

    “China will never have credibility as long as “the DUNG” portrait remains. The portrait is like a “fuck you I murdered 55+million Chinese and got away with it!” to the world.”

    Agree and add the rape and destruction of Tibet a sovereign country not bothering anyone.

  14. Voice of China says:


    we established that you don’t understand what the word “murder” means.

    Now go back and reflect on this post 😀

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