The film is set for a limited release in the U.S. and Canada in metro areas, including Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and the Washington, D.C., area.
Things are looking extremely bright for Peng's career, and he is already preparing for his next physically demanding role. Peng sits down with Time Out at the W Hong Kong to talk about his preparations as an MMA fighter and his thoughts on becoming a sex symbol.
The movie is a love story set during the Qing Dynasty and features Zhou Dongyu, who made a big splash for her role in Zhang Yimou’s Under The Hawthorn Tree, and also features Lu Yi, Zhao Liying and Chen Xiao.
Zhao Liying and Zhou Dongyu develop "feelings" for each other
Touted as the Chinese Sex and the City, the glitzy chick flick, which broke China’s opening-day records, follows four best friends in Shanghai as they totter around on Manolo Blahniks pursuing love and career success. [And what brand were Brigitte Lin's heels, so lovingly polished by Takeshi Kaneshiro, in "Chungking Express"? Yep, Manolo Blahnik.]
NYT: A Kung Fu That Maims and Romances - Wong Kar-wai on His New Film, ‘The Grandmaster’
The American edit, with his approval, adds explanatory titles, character names and some different footage and hews to a more linear chronology.
Additional details on Roy Chow's upcoming Wong Fei-hung film THR: Hong Kong's Edko Films Unveils Kung-Fu Project 'Rise of the Legend' While the actor playing the lead role of Wong Fei-hung is not yet unannounced, the film will star Sammo Hung (Ip Man 2) as the kung fu master's mentor, as well as Jing Boran (The Bullet Vanishes), and martial arts champion-turned-actorZhang Jin (The Grandmaster).
To celebrate the Double Seventh (Qixi) Festival or "Chinese Valentine's Day", Huayi Brothers released new stills featuring Angelababy and the Korean-born Kim Beom who play lovers in "Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon". The Tsui Hark film will be released Sept. 28. (Sina)
A new Wong Fei-Hung film is in the works, to be directed by Roy Chow Hin-Yeung ("Nightfall","Murder") from a script by Christine To ("Fearless","Nightfall"). China's SARFT has approved the script, and according to a synopsis will depict a youthful Wong Fei-Hung battling hooligans and helping the poor. It's a near certainty that the hero is a "young punk" and, thus, eliminates Donnie Yen and Vincent Zhao/Chiu Man-Cheuk as prospects for the lead role. Below, some possibilities to portray the hero and their respective bona fides. (Sina), 2
Dennis To/Du Yuhang
("Ip Man", "Ip Man 2", "The Legend is Born - Ip Man", "Choy Lee Fut")