Xu Jinglei and Daniel Wu, who have worked together before in the movie Shinjuku Incident teamed up for a magazine (unnamed) shoot. I was going to put this in the News Roundup, but since both have so much going on professionally, it was a nice chance to talk about their upcoming projects. Sorry for such a lame post title.
Daniel Wu sums up Xu Jinglei: “She’s like a detective story…the more you get to know her, the more interesting she becomes”. Which could be true and not just random flattery. She seems sort of bland in interviews to me, but her work is so interesting. She’s gotten great leading roles as an actress, directed award-winning movies, had the #1 most read blog in the world, and started an e-Magazine for working women. So what is she doing next that combines her lauded talents and her girl power attitude? You’ll never guess…
Xu Jinglei will next be directing the Supergirls finalists MV. Hopefully it’s better than Lu Chuan’s MV Superboys MV which, like idarklight stated once, showed off his directing skills, but didn’t really show the best side of his subjects, a statement that could be applied to his other work . But I’m quite excited to see what Xu Jinglei has in store. She will also be directing Du Lala’s workplace story,a drama based on the book of the same name.
Daniel Wu will next be in a Taiwanese film with Yuan Quan, Like a Dream, which I was excited for, oh about a year ago, but the buzz on it is quite dead at the moment. Instead he’s been promoting another star-studded Hong Kong film, Overheard.
eeMedia’s Zhang Jie sings the theme song:
Because eeMedia has investment in this movie, the manly cast of the crew, Daniel, Louis Koo, and Lau Chingwan will go on the shows Happy Camp and Behind the Story to the delight of all the females present I’m sure.
Usually, this cast of proven, charismatic leading men would pique my interest as well, but I feel like they’ve all acted together way too much for this casting to feel fresh. Also adding to the feeling of deja-vu is ubiquitous Zhang Jinchu as the leading lady, since she acted with both Daniel and Louis in Protege. Still, I’d probably see this film just for the eye candy.
And on a related note, if you’re wondering why I didn’t put up photoshoot pics from Xu Jinglei and Daniel’s photoshoot besides the one at the top of this post, that’s because it’s the only one with Daniel. How can you have a photoshoot with Daniel Wu and not take more pictures of him?