The Weinstein Company put Shanghai into production back in 2008, but the film will finally receive a U.S. release later this summer. Ahead of that debut, a trailer for the film has arrived to prep those audience members who may have forgotten — or never knew — what story Shanghai intended to tell.
Set against the titular city in the 1940s during Japanese occupation, Paul Soames (John Cuasck) investigates the death of his friend Conner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), which leads Paul down a dangerous path as he connects with a Shanghai crime lord (Chow Yun-Fat) and other nefarious parties on the quest for truth.
The film released in select territories in 2010, but has not seen the light of day in the U.S. Production struggled when the film’s shooting rights were revoked by the Chinese government, and the shoot had to be moved from on-location spots to a set built in Bangkok. Production was completely but little was heard of regarding the film for years.
Audiences will be able to finally see the film when it hits select theaters on Aug. 21.
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