Beijing-based Dadi Century Film has confirmed that Chow Yun-fat will star in its upcoming biopic Confucius, in which he will portray the great Chinese philosopher and sage.
Dadi Media, the mother company of Dadi Century Films, is also investing in the $14m China-UK co-produced musical The Sacrifice Of Yang Guifei.
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Shooting of Hua Mulan was shut down when local villagers disrupted the filming. According to the report, years ago in another film, a production company fell behind on paying the local villagers hired to participate. With this in mind, they were very unhappy and used all sorts of methods to interrupt filming. Public security officials had to be called in. This shutdown has cost hundreds of thousand of yuan and impacted the schedule of Chen Kun and Zhao Wei. Hu Jun and Jaycee Chan are scheduled to arrive shortly for their part of the filming.
In February, Sun Honglei was invited to join the cast of Jay Chou’s Ci Ling by director Chu Yen-ping. When Sun learned that Lin Chi-Ling was in the cast, he reportedly ridciculed her as, “the vase”, and declined. Both parties have denied this and Sun says his schedule for appearing in ‘Confucius’ was the reason for his declining.
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Press conference excerpt, subtitled (SCMP)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c12GGjmr67w&feature=related (Part 1, skip to 6:00 for Gillian’s appearance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJrLa_qlRLU&feature=related (Part 2, more product flogging)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLWFX6z3WBw&feature=related (Part 3, press conference)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXn0HVBRTg&feature=related (Part 4, press conference ends with Mani Fok taking Gillian off stage)