Dayo Wong and Charmaine Sheh to Star in Spy Comedy “The Stand-Up Spy”

By on April 28, 2016 in Movies, NEWS

Dayo Wong and Charmaine Sheh to Star in Spy Comedy “The Stand-Up Spy”

A recent report has surfaced announcing that Dayo Wong (黃子華) has been cast in a new Hong Kong spy movie produced by China 3D Entertainment. He will star alongside Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), who he worked with in his TVB comedy, You’re Hired <絕代商驕>.

The comedy film The Stand-Up Spy <棟篤特工>, with a screenplay helmed by Dayo himself, will star Dayo as a former secret agent for a British intelligence agency. After 1997—the year the United Kingdom transferred Hong Kong’s sovereignty over to China—Dayo’s character returns to Hong Kong after getting dumped by by his mother in England.

In Hong Kong, the kind-hearted Dayo opens up a special private investigation agency to help his clients patch up broken relationships. His normal life is disrupted when Charmaine, a triad “ah so” just released from prison, crashes into Dayo’s agency to demand an apology. It turns out that Charmaine had sought Dayo’s help in searching her missing husband ten years ago, but Dayo was unable to solve her case.

One day, Dayo and Charmaine are asked to solve a case involving a “truth drug”—a synthetic drug that causes people to release the ugliest side of themselves. Just as they think they have taken down the big boss, Dayo and Charmaine discover that the drug actually never existed.

According to various sources, The Stand-Up Spy draws inspiration from Disney’s 2016 blockbuster hit Zootopia, an animated film about a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist attempting to solve a conspiracy within the metropolis.

Another source said that China 3D Entertainment will not be showing The Stand-Up Spy in Mainland China. However, China 3D Entertainment CEO Siu Ding-yat (蕭定一) expressed, “The movie is currently in pre-production. We make all our movies with a Chinese release in mind.”

Source: IHKTV

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

4 comments to Dayo Wong and Charmaine Sheh to Star in Spy Comedy “The Stand-Up Spy”

  1. funnlim says:

    Inspired by Zootopia??

    This shld be a tv series. I will watch it.

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  2. june says:

    They were fun to watch in You’re Hired. Looking forward to this film. Looking at the above picture I do miss her long hair.

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  3. llwy12 says:

    If this is true, looks like Dayo will be quite busy the latter half of the year, with his new stage play (which stars himself partnering with Fala Chen) commencing in July and now this film. I’m kind of on the fence with this one — if Dayo is helming the script himself, no doubt the quality will be good, but I’m not fond of the production company for this film (China 3D), plus would need to know who else will be part of the cast.

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  4. happybi says:

    Too bad this is not a drama as they were excellent together in “You’re hired!”

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