Fan Bingbing’s spy thriller 355 begins production

Marion Cotillard has been replaced by Diane Kruger since the cast was first announced

The long-awaited female-lead spy thriller 355 finally began production on the 27th. The film stars Fan Bingbing alongside Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, and Penelope Cruz as international spies teaming up to save the world. Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez play the “Bond boys” of the film.

In related news, Fan Bingbing and Li Chen announced their break-up yesterday.

Fan Bingbing, Wang Ziwen, Xin Zhilei potential murderers in The Perfect Blue

The Chinese title她杀 is She Killed, a wordplay on murder 他杀 ,  killed by a third-person , but with a female instead of a male pronoun)

355 isn’t the only film where Fan Bingbing is ready to kill. The actress finished up filming her crime thriller The Perfect Blue 她杀 this past week.  The film stars Fan Bingbing, Li Qin, Xin Zhilei, and Wang Ziwen as four women, at least three of whom are suspected of a crime committed ten years ago. Huang Xuan stars once more as the only male character in major film. The film is a loose sequel to director Cao Baoping’s acclaimed (and highly recommended by me)  The Dead End.

Who did it? All of them? None of them? Or one of them?

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L.O.R.D. 2 posters will definitely be better than the film

I don’t know enough about art but William Chan looks like half-Middle Earth elf and half-Catholic church.

L.O.R.D.  was such a let-down that I can’t believe it’s getting a sequel, but at least the posters are pretty.   Here’s posters of four of the leads – Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Chen Xuedong, and William Chan. Not sure whether the rest of the cast will return.

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Photoshoot round-up: Chen Man photographs everyone

https://cfensi.tumblr.com/post/173425823700/jing-tian-pacific-rim-2-promos-photoshoot-by-chen

So I just figured out WordPress can embed tumblr (and that I have access to the Cfensi tumblr…) . This makes uploading photoshoots so much easier. I’ve also opened it to submissions if you want to submit your favs!

Collection of some great photoshoots by Chen Man that didn’t get their own posts, including Jing Tian’s futuristic shoot as a part of Pacific Rim promos, the rest of Yang Mi in Kyoto ,Tang Yan flirting with herself, Shu Qi fogged in mystery, and Fan Bingbing in Chinese-inspired avant garde fashion.

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