Thursday, January 31, 2013

Zhao Wei's "So Young" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Zhao Wei, with producer Stanley Kwan and screenwriter Li Qiang, held a press conference in Beijing two days ago to release the teaser trailer for her directorial debut film, formerly titled "Farewell to Our Past Youth", now "So Young". The film is scheduled for an April 26 release. Li Qiang's previous credits include "Peacock", "And the Spring Comes" and "The Post Modern Life of My Aunt". (In other news, Charlie Young's "Christmas Rose" will be released April 30.)
CF: Zhao Wei to Release Directorial Debut in April

An earlier poster (Sina)

Stanley Kwan, Zhao Wei, Li Qiang in Beijing

New "Finding Mr. Right" Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Two new character posters were released yesterday. The film is directed by Xue Xiaolu and opens March 15. (Sina)

Wu Xiubo

Tang Wei

Co-star Hai Qing

Mai Hong-Mei

"Say Yes" Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


"Say Yes" is an adaptation of a popular Japanese TV drama series. Directed by Leste Chen ("Love on Credit"), the film stars Huang Bo, Lin Chi-Ling, Godfrey Kao and Qin Hailu. The Chinese title is literally, "101st Marriage Proposal". Opens Feb. 12.

Huang Bo

Lin Chi-Ling

Qin Hailu
Godfrey Kao

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Zhang Jingchu Making Directing Debut [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Zhang Jingchu will play the female lead as well as direct her first film. Launched in Guangzhou, Dec. 29, the film (lit. "If You Can't Make Love") will be executive produced by director Lu Chuan. The film is based on a best-selling novel by Gao Yanan of the same name and is about contemporary marriage, romance, divorce and the second-generation rich. It's described/promoted as a Guangzhou-version of "Love is Not Blind". Filming will also take place in Israel and Hong Kong. According to Lu Chuan, the film will be released next February. Though this is Zhang Jingchu's debut as a director, Zhang graduated from the directing department of the Central Academy of Drama. (HunanTV), 2, (Sohu)

Huang Yi's American Girl [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Belated but happy news for Huang Yi and second husband, Huang Yiqing. Coincidentally, Jan. 19 is also her new husband's birthday.

Huang Yi welcomes baby girl (SGYahoo)
Huang Yi becomes a mum (MSN)
Huang Yi gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Los Angeles on Jan 19.

Huang Yi, Li Bingbing

Father and daughter

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Hotel Deluxe" Posters and Stills [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


"Hotel Deluxe" is Vincent Kok's Raymond Wong-produced Lunar New Year offering. The cast includes Ronald Cheng, Chapman To, Teresa Mo, Sandra Ng, Raymond Wong, Lynn Xiong, Fiona Sit, Karena Ng and many others.

Chapman To

Raymond Wong, Sandra Ng

Chapman To

Ronald Cheng, Fiona Sit, Ha Chun-Chau, Siu Yam-Yam

Raymond Wong, Sandra Ng

Teresa Mo

"Better and Better" Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

"Better and Better" is a Lunar New Year comedy directed by Zhang Yibai ("Spring Subway", "Longest Night in Supermarket", "Lost, Indulgence", et. al.). The main cast includes Aaron Kwok, Sandra Ng, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Xu Jinglei, Wang Baoqiang, Wang Luodan and Ni Dahong. Look for lots of cameo appearances too, among them: Karen Mok, Zhang Ziyi, Cherrie Ying and Liu Yiwei. Eason Chan sings the theme song. (Sina)

Xu Jinglei, Aaron Kwok, Huang Jue

Wu Gang, Sandra Ng, Zhang Yi

Ni Dahong, Tong Dawei, Jing Tian

Wang Baoqiang, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Wang Luodan

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tang Wei in "Golden Age" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Tang Wei and Feng Shaofeng began shooting in the frigid icy city of Harbin for Ann Hui's new film "Golden Age" in mid-December. The film is based on a screenplay by Li Qiang, Tang Wei plays Xiao Hong, a prominent female writer of the the 1930's who died tragically young at the age of 30 in Hong Kong. A large cast depicting the literary figures in the May 4th Movement is expected. [Update: another film about Xiao Hong, "Falling Flowers" was released last year.]

Tang Wei

Feng Shaofeng

Yuan Wen-Kang

Stellar Media Group chairman, Tan Hong, Ann Hui, Tang Wei

Xiao Hong (Source)

(Sina), 2, (Xinmin), 2