Karry Wang and Leo Wu Could Be the New Wuxia Twins
Jin Yong’s (金庸) masterpieces aren’t the only wuxia fiction that gets translated to the screen. Gu Long (古龍) was also known as one of the greatest wuxia novelists of our time, and his novel Juedai Shuangjiao <絕代雙驕> was without a doubt one of the most frequently-adapted wuxia novels since its publication in the late 1960s.
The first successful Shuangjiao TV adaptation was the 1988 TVB version Two Most Honorable Knights, which starred Tony Leung (梁朝偉) as Xiaoyu’er and Hugo Ng (吳岱融) as Hua Wuque. In 1999, Taiwan released its own version The Legendary Siblings, which starred Jimmy Lin (林志穎) and Alec Su (蘇有朋). In 2005, Hong Kong and China collaborated for The Proud Twins, which starred Dicky Cheung (張衛健) and Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒).
Now, China is finally getting its own adaption of the novel—and rumors say Nirvana in Fire <琅琊榜> star Leo Wu Lei (吳磊) and TFBOYS’ Karry Wang Junkai (王俊凱) will be taking the mantel as Xiaoyu’er and Hua Wuque.
17-year-old Leo Wu, who played little Fei Liu in the uber-successful Nirvana in Fire two years ago, is rumored to be playing Xiaoyu’er. Leo’s playful looks and his experience in action roles is a good match for Xiaoyu’er, who is devious but kind-hearted. Karry Wang, who recently turned 18, is known for his charming idol looks and talent, which is a great match to the graceful Hua Wuque.
There is no word as of yet about this new production, and neither is Leo nor Karry confirmed in their roles. But their fans are already on the lookout, and we might get some new breakout television stars in our hands.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
No. I’ll take TVB’s version any day.
Ugh.. no more young fresh meat actors please =_=
@karina ifkr, agree w/ u so much
Leo Wu’s is actually marinated meat. He’s been acting since he was a child.
@karina I think it’s a good casting choice. The twins in the novel are also teenagers under.
Oh Mee God, i think Leo Wu would be a great fit for Xiaoyu’er. he has the look down pat. i’m not sure about the other kid, but Hua Wuque doesn’t have too much to express so he should be fine.
i’m excited now for this adaptation. i hope they pick the right girl from Xiao Laqiao (little pepper) from Jimmy Lin’s version – if they even decide to cast her at all.
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