Vincent Zhao (Heroes Don’t Cry) plays Ming Dynasty general Qi Jiguang, who is best known for leading a successful defense against the pirates. Costars include Wan Qian (The Glory of Tang Dynasty) as his wife and a skilled fighter in her own right, and Sammo Hong (My Beloved Bodyguard) as General Yu Dayou. The first teaser can be found here.
Liu Ye (All Quiet in Peking) will be playing pilot Wu Zheng, the titular Old Boy 老男孩 who finally finds love at the age of 40. Also cast is Ariel Lin (The Mysteries Family) who will be playing the feisty heroine, a high school teacher who returns from overseas.
Happiness of an Angel 天使的幸福 stars Liu Shishi (The Battle at the Dawn) as a single mother, Ming Dao (The Missing) as a haughty surgeon and Xu Zhengxi (The Virtuous Queen of Han) as Liu Shishi’s ex-boyfriend.
Director Wu’ershan (Painted Skin II, Mojin: The Lost Legend) is one of the most consistent commercial film directors of his generation and imo the best Chinese-fantasy film director currently available.
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- All characters are Chinese and require a basic level of speaking Chinese
- Training begins in September 2017 and filming begins in June 2018.