Equal parts bone-cracking, sidesplitting and heartbreaking, Gallants is the sort of Hong Kong kung fu comedy you wish got made more often.
The Killer Who Never Kills
The movie follows the life of a contract killer who does not have the heart to kill anyone but uses deceit and trickery to give the appearance that he has killed his targets.
Produced by prolific Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang and directed by Taiwanese director Apple Lee, the movie stars Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao in the title role, while Taiwanese starlet Lin Chen-shi plays the female protagonist and love interest Hsiao Li.
“CJ7″ starlet Xu Jiao will portray the leading character, while Rene Liu and Harlem Yu are set to play her parents who are going through marital problems. (Sina)
Heavyweights such as Maggie Cheung and Hollywood actress Julianne Moore are also slated to star in the movie, which will be directed by Hong Kong director, Peter Chan. [The Sina report cites Carina Lau's weibo, but I can't find the post.] (Sina)
Shu Qi and mainland TV actress Tong Liya have agreed to appear in the Stephen Chow-Derek Kwok Monkey King/Journey to the West film according to news reports. Shu Qi will play the White-Boned Demon and Tong Liya, the Spider Demon, and Wen Zhang, Tripitaka. The status of Show Luo is up in the air as he was originally cast as the Monkey King. Chow has quietly started filming at Hengdian. The film has a new Chinese title, “Journey to the West Legendary Demon Slayer”. (Xinhua), (Sina)
The three different city backgrounds in the posters hint at clues to the story: Shenzhen for Daniel Wu, Shanghai for Louis Koo, Hong Kong for Lau Ching-Wan.
Combined edition poster(Sina-gallery)
New York premiere of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Nicole Kidman and Li Bingbing
“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua (in red) and her two daughters, Lucy Liu, Wendi Deng
With Ben Kingsley
Other guests included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ivanka Trump, Keith Urban, Gabourey Sidibe and Harvey Weinstein.
Peter Chan, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Peter Chan and Takeshi Kaneshiro met with People’s University students in Beijing. As a surprise gift, Chan brought previously unseen deleted fight scenes featuring Kaneshiro from Wu Xia. (Sina)
The two Hong Kong celebrities missed each other by 20 minutes
The Tse family had reportedly hired an ex-FBI agent to snoop on Cecilia after her in-flight meeting with Edison. They were rumoured to have acquired enough information to guarantee Nicholas a win during the custody battle.
Nicholas Tse looks set to head for a costly divorce settlement.
(July 14) Cecilia was in Shanghai for an event and looked especially thin.
Sammi Cheng, Zhou Dongyu, Guo Jingjing and other celebrities also attended the event