The first teaser poster and trailer for French director Luc Besson's new movie, The Lady, have been released online. Written by Rebecca Frayn, The Lady is based on the inspiring true story of Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi (played by Michelle Yeoh), who spent 15 years under house arrest for her relentless non-violent campaign for democracy.
The Lady was shot quietly, under the fake working title "Dans la Lumière," because Suu Kyi was still under house arrest when it went into production in October of last year and Besson did not want jeopardize her release, which was scheduled for the following month. The teaser poster was designed by celebrated artist Shepard Fairey and is based on his own design for a poster celebrating the real Aung San Suu Kyi, who has become an icon for democracy. learn more about The Lady & watch the trailer >> Posted 08.24.11 by BrentJS