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.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.