Katie Leung is to make her theatre debut in a stage adaptation of bestselling novel Wild Swans.
Leung, who portrayed Daniel Radcliffe's girlfriend Cho Chang in the Harry Potter franchise, will lead the cast in the production when it debuts at the American Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts in February (12). The play is also scheduled for a U.K. run in April (12).
The book, which was released in 1992, chronicles the true story of three female generations growing up in China. Leung will play the lead role of author Jung Chang.
Speaking about the project, she tells BBC News, "I look forward to performing this truly inspirational story on stage."
Author Chang is thrilled by the casting and the production as a whole, stating, "To see Wild Swans on stage - transferred into another art form - will be fantastic. It feels great to know that my book is in such good hands."