Maggie Q joins ' The Warrior and the Wolf'

U.S. actress joins director Tian Zhuangzhuang in China

HONG KONG -- Maggie Q will star in "The Warrior and the Wolf," the period war epic by Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang ("The Blue Kite") now shooting in Northwestern China, producers said Friday.

Maggie Q, the Asian-American actress last seen in "Live Free or Die Hard," joins the cast in Xinjiang Province, where Joe Odagiri from Japan and actor Tou Chung-hua ("Lust, Caution") of Taiwan are working on the adaptation of a Japanese short story by novelist Inoue Yasushi.

Producers are Tian's BDI Films, Edko Films of Hong Kong, Satoru Ogura of Japan's Ogura Jimusyo Co, Song Ge of China's Perfect World Culture Communication Co., and Daniel Yun of Singapore's MediaCorp. Raintree Pictures.

The film is scheduled for release in late 2009.