Chinese starlet Li Bingbing has been tapped to play sexy corporate spy and deadly assassin Ada Wong in Sony Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment in the lucrative franchise. Resident ass-kicker Milla Jovovich tweeted the announcement earlier today:
G’mornin every1! Well, I have some news that a lot of u will be interested in! We have finally cast our Ada Wong! Drum roll please! So, Ada Wong in RE5 is being played by Chinese actress Li Bingbing! We’re so excited!
Bingbing is an internationally famous and award-winning actress best known in North America for playing the White-Haired Witch Ni-Chang in the 2008 Lionsgate fantasy-adventure The Forbidden Kingdom, starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
Resident Evil: Retribution is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Jovovich as Alice, Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo, Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Oded Fehr as Carlos Oliviera, Colin Salmon as James ‘One’ Shade, Boris Kodjoe as Luther West, Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker, Kevin Durand as Barry Burton, and Johann Urb as Leon S. Kennedy.
Resident Evil: Retribution is currently shooting in Toronto with stops in Japan and Russia planned as well. The film arrives in theaters on Sept. 14, 2012.