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Congrats to Offender and Tony Award-winning writer David Henry Hwang (THE AFFAIR, SOFT POWER) who is writing the screenplay for the animated feature TIGER EMPRESS! From The Hollywood Reporter:

David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, has been tapped to write the screenplay for the animated film Tiger Empress for Pearl Studio, the Shanghai-based animation studio. The film will tell the story of a young tigress who grows from the obedient daughter of a tiger mom into a leader who must save their kingdom.

The film is based on an original idea developed by Justinian Huang, who has just been promoted to head of development for Pearl Studio, it was announced today by chief creative officer Peilin Chou.