Ni Ni and Liu Ye at the news conference [Photo:sohu.com]
The filmmakers of "Sha Jie" announced at the Beijing International Film Festival on Wednesday that they have begun shooting, Sohu.com reports.
Liu Ye and Ni Ni have been confirmed as starring in the film, playing a couple who share a love-hate relationship.
The movie tells the story of a couple who go after an important figure, but their intrigue drops them in court.
It's the second film for actress Ni Ni, who shot to stardom for her performance in director Zhang Yimou's war epic "The Flowers of War".
"It's very different from my last character. I will work hard on it," said Ni Ni. This new development comes amid rumors that she posed for a nude photo shoot.
"Ni Ni is an elegant actress," Liu Ye said regarding his opinion on Ni Ni. "Our collaboration is worthy of the anticipation."