Chinese director Zhang Yimou (Hero) announced at a press conference in Beijing that Christian Bale would star in his upcoming film, Nanjing Heroes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Bale would play a sympathetic American priest during the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, when invading Japanese troops slaughtered thousands of Chinese citizens. The $90 million film, scheduled to begin shooting in Nanjing Jan. 10, will be 40 percent English, and the rest in Mandarin.