Zhou Dongyu and Lin Gengxin are collaborating for the first time, starring in a teen romance movie. The film “My Ol’ Classmate/同桌的你” is produced by Du Yang. The filming is taking place in Beijing, Xiamen, and the United States.
In the summer of 1993, quiet and delicate, glasses-wearing transfer student Zhou XiaoZhi (portrayed by Zhou Dongyu) meets her table partner. Sitting in the classroom’s infamous back row is troublemaker Lin Yi (portrayed by Lin Gengxin). They go through junior high, high school, and college years together. Lin Yi said to Zhou Xiaozhi: “One day, I’ll take you to a place that only belongs to us.” Fast forward ten years…
A simple story, but with a good script and actors that can portray the right mood, you can have a wonderful film to enjoy. I think Zhou Dongyu was made to portray naive, pure characters who fall in love because she perfects it down to a T in Zhang Yi Mou’s 2010 film Under the Hawthorn Tree.
Although the movie has just commenced filming and is predicted to release sometime in 2014, Zhou Dongyu and Lin Gengxin are already teasing us with some silly pictures on Weibo, whilst dressed in matching school uniforms.