With the budget of 100 million yuan, the film features a host of strong cast members including singer Hu Ling, pianist Lang Lang and comedian Guo Degang. But more surprisingly, Lin will play alongside the Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie.
Other reports still call it a false rumour. Wanda Pictures also denies it. It is noted that Brigitte Lin, Angelina Jolie and Lang Lang’s paychecks combined alone would blow the the budget. (Sina), 2
The government of Hong Kong has issued its highest level typhoon warning for the city - known as the number 10 signal. Such a designation is reserved for storms expected to produce hurricane-force winds.
Prestigious photographer Chen Man shoot a batch of new photos for cast of the movie “The Last Supper.” Director Lu Chuan, actors Daniel Wu, Liu Ye and Chang Chen were seen inside an old public bath house. The pictures will be published on Esquire Magazine
The diva attended the 27th birthday celebrations for the 17th Karmapa (head of a prominent Tibetan Buddhist school) together with other Hong Kong superstars, including Carina Lau, Rosamund Kwan and Kenny Bee, who brought his family along as well.
According to Taiwan media reports, Maggie Cheung confirmed that her 7 year relationship with Ole Scheeren has been over for a month now. Maggie was attending a Montblanc jewelry event in Beijing. Other celebrity guests included: Nicholas Cage, Yao Chen, Lynn Xiong, Jessica Alba, Vic Chou and Naomi Watts.
On June 8, the film will open in mainland theatres. The cast includes Liu Hua, Feng Lei, Bian Yuan, and Dong Lifan, and deals with a group of Average Joes – a taxi driver, a salesman, a doctor – who fight amongst each other over 5 million yuan
Joan Chen is back working behind the camera as director and screenwriter for “SARS Sweetheart” set in Shanghai during the SARS epidemic. The short film, produced by Alexi Tan, is one of a series of female-directed shorts in the “ELLE 5.20 I Love You” series. Jiang Yiyan and South Korean actor Teo Yoo are the leads in Chen’s film.
Two days ago, comic actor Peng Bo (”Crazy Stone”, “Crazy GPS”, “Crazy Stupid Thieves”) was seriously injured in an auto accident in Shanghai and is in the intensive care unit in the hospital. His assistant was driving the car when he tried to overtake an oncoming truck to catch up with a crew vehicle before it hit a tree on the roadside. Peng was resting in the back seat when the accident happened. An updated report says that his condition has stabilized today.
“Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” cost $15 million and makes wide use of computer graphics to create a bustling Chinese city centered on sprawling palace grounds and a giant Buddhist statue.
The opening lens ceremony for Kam Kwok-Leung’s Love Island was held yesterday. The cast includes Francis Ng, Chang Chen, Xiao Song Jia and Janice Man. Joan Chen was cast after earlier rumors had Sandra Ng and Carina Lau being invited and declining the role. (Sina), 2,3,(Sina-slide show),(Xinhua-gallery)
Jung Woo-Sung, Michelle Yeoh, Shawn Yue
(Sept.29) Reign of Assassins Hong Kong premiere press conference (Sina-gallery)
Andy Lau shows the illustrations for postcards accompanying his upcoming CD. (Xinhua-gallery)
Miriam Yeung rehearsing for upcoming concert (Sina)