Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong suspense thriller Declared Legally Dead <死因無可疑> was finally released in Hong Kong cinemas on June 25, 2020. Starring Carlos Chan (陳家樂) in the lead, the film follows Sean, an insurance agent, who follows up with a couple in regard to their life insurance policy. Upon seeing their son’s dead body, Sean suspects that the couple had killed him for money, jumpstarting Sean’s road to hell. The film is supported by veteran actors Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Karena Lam (林嘉欣), Liu Kai-chi (廖啟智), Stephen Au (歐錦棠), and Alice Fung (馮素波).
This film may be Carlos’ ticket to leading status. While Carlos has been in the industry since 2006, it was the 2017 television series Daddy Cool <逆緣>, in which Carlos played a man out of time, that cemented the 33-year-old actor into mainstream popularity. Playing opposite veteran actors such as Anthony Wong and Karena Lam in Declared Legally Dead, Carlos’ management agency EEG—also producers behind the film—intend to further boost Carlos’ career.
Declared Legally Dead is supported by award-winning supporting actors. Anthony Wong is a three-time Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor winner, one-time Best Supporting Actor winner, and a three-time Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner.
Karena Lam, on the other hand, has been in the business since 2002’s July Rhapsody <男人四十>, in which she won the HKFA Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer. Liu Kai-chi won his first HKFA Best Supporting Actor award for 1993’s Cageman <籠民>, and again in 2009 for The Beast Stalker <証人>.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.