Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Louis Koo (古天樂) will co-produce an upcoming comedy film to kickstart the staggering Hong Kong film industry.
The Hong Kong film industry has been hitting a new downward slope due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many actors haven’t had work in months, and it has been said that some even changed their careers to maintain a living.
According to sources, Eric Tsang and Louis Koo have teamed up with director Andrew Lau (劉偉強) to make a comedy film based in Hong Kong. Similar to the 1991 movie The Banquet <豪門夜宴>, the film will feature a star-studded ensemble cast. Vincent Kok (谷德昭) will direct the film.
Actors like Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Simon Yam (任達華) have already received invitations to star in the film. Many of these actors have already agreed to do the film for free. Chilam said, “I’ve heard about this. Contribute whatever you can. Even if they gave me the role of being a background extra I wouldn’t mind.”
Simon supports the film, saying, “I received the invitation a few days ago. The film has several overlapping storylines, and I hope it can spread more positive energy to our audiences. They have my unwavering support.”
In related news, Wong Jing’s (王晶) Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber <倚天屠龍記> remake will reportedly resume filming in mainland China starting June. The film stars Raymond Lam (林峯), Janice Man (文詠珊), Sabrina Qiu (邱意濃), Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), and Louis Koo.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.