Weibo Wednesday: March 16, 2016

Li Yifeng congratules Leonardo DiCaprio on Oscar win
李易峰: 恭喜

It’s Weibo Wednesday time! I didn’t pay much attention to this year’s Academy Awards, which took place on February 28, but it looks like quite a few Chinese celebs did. Here we have Li Yifeng congratulating Leonardo DiCaprio for finally winning a Best Actor award. In case you’re wondering what is going on, he’s spoofing a scene in The Revenant where Leo gets attacked by a bear.

In other Hollywood news, Li Yifeng was picked as an ambassador for the superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which drops in the U.S. and in mainland China on March 25. However, I’m not entirely clear on what his being an ambassador entails. Yifeng also has two TV series — espionage drama Sparrow (麻雀) and xianxia drama Noble Aspirations (青云志) — expected to be released this year.

Congratulations

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Planned: 50-episode New Bruce Lee Biopic

China’s official China Central Television plans to make an exhaustive 50 million Chinese yuan (US$7.3 million) biography, “The Legend of Bruce Lee” — the country’s first movie or TV series on the actor, according to producer Yu Shengli.

HK actor Danny Chan of Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer is playing Bruce Lee

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