michelle yeoh to star in aung san suu kyi biopic?

According to news reports, actress Michelle Yeoh was recently in Myanmar to discuss her plans to play the lead role in a new film about Nobel Peace Prize-winning pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi: Actress Yeoh meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi to discuss film.
The charismatic Suu Kyi, daughter of late independence hero Aung San and adored by many in Myanmar, spent 15 of the past 21 years in detention because of her fight against military dictatorship. She was released on November 13 after her latest period of house arrest expired.

"(Suu Kyi) saw her off at the airport this morning," said Nyan Win, Suu Kyi's lawyer and spokesman.

"Yeoh spent the whole day at Daw Suu's residence," he added, referring to Suu Kyi. "I understand she is planning to play her in a film in the near future."
Wow. I suppose it was inevitable that someone would eventually make a movie out of Aung San Suu Kyi's remarkable story, and Michelle Yeoh seems like an awesome fit for the role. I'm pretty sure it won't require any Supercop-styled stunts though. More here: Michelle Yeoh discusses film role with Aung San Suu Kyi.

In other Michelle Yeoh movie news, Ridley Scott apparently wants her for a role in his upcoming Alien prequel as Vickers, "a fortysomething, tough-but-sexy woman": Paradise Found: Ridley Scott's Alien Prequel Gets a Title, Takes Aim at Yeoh and Fassbender.

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