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Lust, Caution marks Wang Hui Ling's third collaboration with director Ang Lee and screenwriter/producer James Schamus.
The trio first wrote Mr. Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman, which was selected as the opening night feature for the Directors Fortnight section of the 1994 Cannes International Film Festival. Named Best Foreign-Language Film by the National Board of Review, the film was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, and received 6 Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Ms. Wang next teamed with Mr. Schamus to co-write (with Tsai Jung Kuo) a screenplay adaptation of Du Lu Wang's book Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Directed by Mr. Lee, the film version won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film and 3 other Oscars, and was nominated for 6 more, including Best Picture; with her fellow writers, Ms. Wang was an Academy Award nominee in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, and was also nominated for Writers Guild of America, Independent Spirit, BAFA, and Hong Kong Film Awards.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she graduated from Taipei College of Education, where she majored in piano. While in college, she began writing for film and television.
Ms. Wang's other screenwriting credits include Yah Ming Ding's miniseries April Rhapsody; Hsu Li-Kong and Yin Chi's Fleeing by Night; Yah Ming Ding's Migratory Bird; co-writing Stanley Tong's The Myth, starring Jackie Chan; Dongyu Fu's television series Thank You For Having Loved Me; and co-writing John Woo's upcoming The Battle of Red Cliff, which stars Tony Leung of Lust, Caution.
She also wrote the television documentary series The Legend of Eileen Chang, about the late author and screenwriter who wrote the original short story Lust, Caution, among other works.