Adapted from the novel of the same name, upcoming Chinese television series Blossoms Shanghai <繁花> will see celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai (王家衛) as producer and chief director.
This will be Wong Kar Wai’s first project in nine years, since last partaking in 2013’s The Grandmaster <一代宗師>. The series, which is expected to air next year, stars Hu Ge (胡歌), Ma Yili (馬伊琍), Tiffany Tang Yan (唐嫣), and Xin Zhilei (辛芷蕾)..
Hu Ge will play a young farmer who transforms intoone of Shanghai’s most respected and feared powerhouses. Through his fighting spirit, wit, perseverance, and courage, Hu Ge rises to the top ranks in 1990s Shanghai. Ma Yili stars as an exquisite and clear-headed Shanghai boss. Tang Yan’s character is ambitious and will not stop until she reaches her goal, and Xin Zhi lei stars as an alluring and determined beauty from the north. The series follows the intermingling of these characters’ lives and their struggle to pursue their dreams.
As expected from any Wong KarWai project, the series was a labor of love and took three years to produce. A considerable amount of effort was spent to ensure the minutiae details are reminiscent of Shanghai in the 1990s.
“Blossoms Shanghai” Trailer
Source: World Journal
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.