Friday, March 29, 2013

Faye Wong Will Sing Theme Song For "So Young" [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Look for Faye Wong to sing the theme song to Zhao Wei's upcoming film "So Young". Faye posted a photo of herself in the studio a couple nights ago. The lyrics were written by Li Qiang, the film's screenwriter, and the music was composed by Dou Peng. "So Young" opens April 26.

Faye Wong

Photo with Faye accompanying announcement by Zhao Wei

Is this a 'cameo' by Maggie Cheung?

April GQ cover

(Sina), 2

Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Switch" Moved Back [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


"Switch" (aka "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains") has been delayed again. The new release date is now June 9. Andy Lau leads a cast that includes Zhang Jingchu, Lin Chi-Ling and Tong Dawei.

Zhang Jingchu

Tong Dawei, Zhang Jingchu, Lin Chi-Ling, Andy Lau 
October 2011, during the boot ceremony

A couple of teaser trailers

The theme song, "Secret" performed by Mayday

Zhang Jingchu - The Old Cinderella [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

"The Old Cinderella" (aka "Love in Jerusalem") will be directed by newcomer Wu Bai (no, not the rocker from Taiwan). Originally announced as Zhang Jingchu's directorial debut, the actress has had to step away to her disappointment. Under questioning from the media, Zhang said that the reason was that the start of production was delayed from February to March and she had not considered the post-production schedule. So as to not delay progress she gave up her role and producer Lu Chuan brought in newcomer Wu Bai. Zhang Jingchu said that she would not give up and hoped to direct some day in the future.

Zhang Jingchu co-stars with Pan Yueming and Kenji Wu in a romantic triangle.

An October release is planned

From weibo
Zhang Jingchu with Kenji Wu and child actor at the March 25 press conference

On set during a rain break

And are you wondering what to do with that income tax refund?
Check out Dave's full post, here, at Soft Film

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tang Wei - Sleepless in Vancouver (?) [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


TimeOutHK: Tang Wei interview
“The truth is that we filmed it in Vancouver, as well as small bits in Beijing and New York, but never really in Seattle,” clarifies Tang on her new film’s shooting locations. “That’s why I had the memory of the place but not a feeling of repetition. There’s still a chance that I may go back there in the future because Seattle is such a beautiful city – it reminds me of my birthplace of Hangzhou, which is similarly prone to drizzle.”

THR: Homegrown Rom-com Bests 'Die Hard' to Top Weekly Rankings
"Finding Mr. Right" narrowly beat "A Good Day to Die Hard" and "Resident Evil: Retribution" in earnings for last week.

Some new posters:

Drug War Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


New character posters for Johnnie To's "Drug War". Look for an April 2 mainland opening, April 18 in Hong Kong.

Sun Honglei

Louis Koo

Eddie Cheung Siu-Fai

Michelle Ye

Lam Suet

Gordon Lam

Lo Hoi-Pang

Patrick Keung Hiu-Man

Cheng Taishen

Gao Yunxiang

Huang Yi

Li Guanjie

Zi Yi

Wallace Chung

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Christmas Rose Posters [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)


Guei Lun-Mei

Chang Chen

Xia Yu

Aaron Kwok

Charlie Young and Guei Lun-Mei at a press conference in Beijing earlier this week 

Monday, March 25, 2013

FOTB: Celebrating the Chinese in Hollywood [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

Friend of this blog (or FOTB), David Wells is contributing some of his sure-to-be-splendid photographs in Jenny Cho's upcoming book, Chinese in Hollywood. If you're a regular follower of Dave's blog you know he'll be offering up some cool pics. Unfortunately, the acquisition of licensing rights for other images cost money. So, please, consider making a donation to support (and pre-order) the publication at the indiegogo link below.

More details and info here:
Soft Film: Celebrating the Chinese in Hollywood

indiegogo: Chinese in Hollywood