As Raymond Lam’s (林峯) TVB management contract is expiring soon, he will likely be investing more time in his movie career. Raymond reportedly may even sign with Raymond Wong‘s (黃百鳴) Pegasus Entertainment in order to be under the same management as girlfriend Karena Ng (吳千語). It comes as no surprise that the 34-year-old actor is eyeing Pegasus’ upcoming film project based on the popular mystery novel, Wisely <衛斯理>.
Purchasing the copyrights to make a film adaptation of Wisely, Pegasus’ next step is to look for a male lead for the action-packed movie. Written by Ni Kuang (倪匡), the novel centers around Wisely, a character that travels around the world and encounters various unsolved mysteries and meets different interesting people as well as strange creatures. Wisely has already spawned several movies, TV dramas, and comic books.
Suspecting that the film could easily become an instant hit, Raymond hopes to secure the lead role to give his movie career a bigger boost.
Aside from Raymond, Pegasus is also considering casting Louis Koo (古天樂) as Wisely. No decisions have been made yet, and Pegasus’ CEO John Chong (莊澄) expressed, “We only decided on buying the copyright and haven’t considered who would be playing the main characters yet. You will have to let me carefully consider the options first.”
As to who will play Bai Su, Wisely’s love interest in the novel, fans speculated that the role may be a good fit for popular Mainland actresses, Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) and Tang Wei (湯唯).
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.