While this isn’t a movie that I think needs a remake, I’ll chalk it up to the nostalgia factor kicking in for making me actually curious about this project. China has confirmed a remake of the 1997 Hollywood movie My Best Friend’s Wedding, which wasn’t anywhere near Julia Robert’s breakout or best work but was still a hit when it was released. The Chinese title is called The Bride is Not Me but the story set up remains the same.
Taiwanese actress Shu Qi will be taking on Julia Robert’s role, with Feng Shao Feng as the best friend/would-be groom stuck in the middle, and Victoria Song (Song Qian) of K-pop group f(x) in the young bride role that Cameron Diaz made work. I didn’t hate the ending of the original movie but part of me wanted the best friends to get together. Filming starts this July for a scheduled for a romantic Christmas holiday 2015 release.