Gong Li in Believe It or Not

HONG KONG: Chinese actress Gong Li will star in Believe It or Not, a new movie directed by Tim Burton, a Hong Kong newspaper reported. Gong will start filming in October with Jim Carrey, who will play Robert L Ripley, the cartoonist who created the famous Believe It or Not! series, the Apple Daily reported. The report said Gong beat rising Chinese star Zhang Zhiyi to get the role. It did not say which role Gong will play in the movie. Gong was recently seen in Memoirs of a Geisha and 2046. The actress soared to international fame after starring in such movies as Farewell My Concubine and Raise the Red Lantern. Her agent was not immediately available to comment on the report.