Huang Xiaoming and Joe Chen Fall into a “Cruel Romance”

By on January 23, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Upcoming mainland Chinese drama Cruel Romance <錦繡緣•華麗冒險> unveiled its first video preview last week. Currently filming in Shanghai, Cruel Romance features mainland Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) and Taiwanese actress Joe Chen (陳喬恩) as star-crossed lovers in 1930s Shanghai.

Adapted from a Republican-era novel called The Fate of Jinxiu <錦繡緣>, Cruel Romance tells the story of Rong Jinxiu (Joe Chen), a country girl who travels to Shanghai in order to discover why her entire family was killed. Along the way, she meets triad leader Zuo Zhen (Huang Xiaoming), and after a series of accidents and misunderstandings, the two fall in love.

Also vying for Jinxiu’s attention is businessman Xiang Yingdong (Kimi Qiao 喬任梁), a businessman and close friend of Zuo Zhen. Ever protective of his woman, however, Zuo Zhen refuses to let other men even come close to Jinxiu – which ultimately pays off when a villainous Japanese man (Qi Ji 戚迹) tries to finish off Jinxiu and her remaining family members.

In order to recreate the lavish style of old Shanghai, Cruel Romance invited well-known Hong Kong designer Poling Ng (吳寶玲), as well as many international designers, to fashion the costumes. The production crew also spared no expense for the drama’s setting and accessories, as one of the filming locations is a villa worth more than 100 million RMB. Moreover, Huang Xiaoming’s character wears an antique ring more than a century old, whereas Joe is decked out in diamond jewelry worth more than 10 million RMB and totaling about 10 carats.

Cruel Romance will be Xiaoming and Joe’s second collaboration after their movie, Breaking the Waves <他说·爱>, which was filmed in 2010 but is expected to be released this year.

“Cruel Romance” Trailer

Source: Chinanews.com

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.

23 comments to Huang Xiaoming and Joe Chen Fall into a “Cruel Romance”

  1. Nori says:

    Love the novel! Will definitely watch the drama

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    • pie replied:

      Is it good novel?

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      • drex replied:

        I heard The Fate of Jinxiu was one of the best Republican novel.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        But I wonder will it be faithful to the novel? I do not mind changes as long as the changes are not ridiculous.

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  2. Funn Lim says:

    The poster looks disturbing and the story sounds like a very possessive man sort of love.

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    • Little fishy replied:

      Not to mention the poster look a bit fake :/

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  3. Moca says:

    He’s in like every movie

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  4. HeTieShou says:

    How many eps does this drama have? Sounds interesting so hope it will be good. Great to see Joe and XiaoMing together.

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  5. pie says:

    Wow Xiao Ming and Qiao En collaboration..!!
    Excited! also the trailer looks amazing!

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  6. drex says:

    For once, a trailer from a chinese drama doesn’t make me cringe from all the ridiculousness of slapping and cliches!!

    The action looks really well-done!!

    This is in my “To Watch” list! 🙂

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  7. momo says:

    This one looks interesting..
    HXM is handsome and Joe Chen is beautiful.
    Yummy combination~

    Can’t wait for this drama to come out 😀

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  8. gfgb says:

    omg i am sooo excited!!1 HXM and Joe!!!! yayyyyyy~~~~

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  9. ritz says:

    Looks good.. Just hope this is a good production.

    If the drama turns out success.. I might read the novel.

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  10. Callmebaby says:

    Sorry Angelababy, but I really like this pair. For the first time, I’m deeply attracted to the cast and the story-plot. I heard this is gonna air at the end of the year… WHY SO FAR!!

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    • en replied:

      me too………… I’M SO EXCITED!!
      I think this is gonna be a hit 😀

      we know what Joe and HXM capable too! ganbate 😀

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  11. Peter says:

    Great! I like to see Joe & Ming work together. It will be amazing show.

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  12. cvang010 says:

    Shanghai Bund staring Huang Xiaoming was awesome! he was a great gangstar and i am looking forward to see him as a sexy manly gangstar!

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    • kiwi replied:

      I don’t think so because he doesn’t like a real man anymore. What a shallow person. All images.

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    • lol replied:

      ohh yess!!! totally agree!! he was reallly good in shanghai bund!!! fell in love with him right away!!!

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      • ritz replied:

        I agree he did looks sexy manly gangstar

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  13. Vannn says:

    Omg I am so looking forward to this because I’ve heard the book is so good too. But let’s hope they don’t do what they usually do and go change the plot completely. ( fingers cross)

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