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Whoa. It looks like ol Luc Besson has been secretly at work on that Aung San Suu Kyi bio pic with Michelle Yeoh after all. And here I thought it was all made-believe. Not the case, as it turns out. Here are your first pics from the movie posted by the Guardian. The film, originally titled “Into the Light”, is now going by the title “The Lady”.
Besson said Aung San Suu Kyi was “more of a heroine than Joan of Arc” and he hoped the film would get her ongoing fight better known.
“It is the fight of a woman without any weapons, just her kindness and her mentality. She is very Gandhi like.
“She says we should have the right to decide our future, we should have the right to express ourselves. She is asking for things we all have and don’t even think about any more.
“How often in history do you have a person, a woman, who never curses, never steals anything, never does anything illegal and you put her under house arrest for 24 years, it is just insane.”
There are about three weeks of filming to go before the film comes “into the light” sometime in Autumn. Luc Besson directs from a script by Rebecca Frayn.