A drama to commemorate the architectural feats of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is slated to begin filming very soon, and production studios have started to open up casting calls.
The Bridge <大桥>, produced in celebration for the 100th year of the Communist Party of China, was first announced in 2018 with screenwriter Lu Tianming (陸天明) in the helm. The Bridge will be about the construction of the HZMB, a 55-kilometer (34-mile) bridge-tunnel system connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau with four artificial islands.
The drama will detail the struggles of local engineers as they work towards creating the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world. Originally scheduled to start filming in November 2019, production was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lead engineer He Buwei will be portrayed by veteran actor Chen Daoming (陈道明). Lead female character Xiao Huifang will be portrayed by Liu Mintao (刘敏涛). Starring alongside the two leads will be a team of younger actors, rumored to be The Untamed <陈情令> stars Xiao Zhan (also known as Sean Xiao 肖战) and Wang Yibo (王一博). If the rumors are true, The Bridge will be the duo’s first collaboration since The Untamed.
However, sources are saying that it is more likely that Xiao Zhan will be cast, as his manager Wang Liwei (王力威) is a shareholder of Xing Yuan Tian Hua, one of the drama’s production studios.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.