CF: Jackie Chan Lining Up English-Language Action Comedy
Based on an original idea of Chan's, the story is a two-hander action comedy featuring a detective (Chan) who must track down an American gambler that has skipped out on his debt owed to a Macau casino syndicate. The settings include Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China.
ChinaDaily: Chinese films stuck in the past
No wonder, the world's impression of China still focuses on the "cultural revolution" (1966-76), men's long braids typical of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and foot binding. Those indeed are representative of China's past, but other parts are often neglected, and the true stories of China and its people have long been misread. The varnished and sometimes demonized images simply hold the real China back from the rest of the world.
Stills from a media set visit in Beijing for the latest celebrity micro film, "I Know You", starring Zhou Xun and Jing Bo-Ran. Produced by Pang Ho-Cheung, Wing Shya directs from a script by Jody Luk ("Love in the Buff"). In the fantasy romance, Zhou Xun plays three roles, as a teacher, a beautician and a doctor, as well as an alien who like to eat Earth's food. Jing Bo-Ran plays a chef. The film was shown to the media in Beijing. Wing Shya explained that the film explores the love and trust of city people and expresses the yearning for the simple life.
Tang Wei and director Kim Tae-Yong attend the Hong Kong premiere of "Late Autumn". Hyun Bin was absent due to work commitments. Asked for a reaction to Edison Chen's recent declaration of love for her, Tang Wei was unwilling to give a positive response. She gave thanks to all friends and fans who like her. An staff member came to her aid and dragged her off.
In more Edison weirdness: Perhaps to try and distract attention from Tang Wei fans urging him to let go of their idol, he posted a black and white image of the back of Chow Yun-Fat from "God of Gamblers" with the words, "I am also in love with him, someone can help me to tell him?" The two posts received over 40,000 comments. Many of Tang’s fans have already responded, asking the notorious lothario to give Tang a break and leave her alone, and suggesting that he has been watching Lust/Caution and wants to make a sequel with himself as the star. (TaipeiTimes)
You gotta check yourself, before you wreck yourself
CF:Acclaimed Actor Chen Qiang Dies at 94
[The article doesn't mention it but he is the father of Chen Peisi. And I highly recommend "Father and Son's Car" and "The Silly Manager", as well as "Make Ten Million", all of which feature the pair in wry comedies before the boomtimes in China surfaced.]
Look for Josie Ho in "Open Grave" directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego
Reading her script (and texting her agent?)
The haunting thriller sets six individuals waking up together next to a grave of rotting bodies in the middle of nowhere. None of them knows how they got there. Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, who helmed Apollo 18, is directing. (Deadline.com)(Sina)
Today is Tony Leung Chiu-Wai's 50th birthday and Carina Lau posted this photo of him yesterday. Last year, she wrote, "Master, happy birthday to you!". This year, "Blissful silence can also be gentle. Happy Birthday".
And a few more from Carina's weibo
Tony and Jacky Cheung
Tony and Kenny Bee
Carina, Tony, Brigitte Lin
Couples - Jacky, Tony, May Lo (Law Mei-Mei), Carina
Happy birthday! Thanks you all for coming! U guys rock the party!!!