Friday Photos

Fashion photographer Chen Man’s selfie makes the cover of Numéro

Magazine spreads, photo shoots and stills that recently caught our eye.

Victoria Song Qian, who did not renew her contract with SM.
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Gong Li plays an actress-spy in Lou Ye-directed Saturday Fiction

After a minor hiatus, Gong Li returns with a triple punch – arthouse film Saturday Fiction, Disney’s live-action Mulan, and a Lang Ping bioepic by Peter Chan.

Gong Li plays a Republican Era diva who doubles as a spy in the Lou Ye-directed Saturday Fiction 兰心大剧院. The film, making its debut today at the Venice Film Festival, released its first full trailer today. It’s also going to be screening at TIFF if you’re in the area.

Movie news round-up

Let’s face it, all we really want is a Wu Jing vs Jackie Chan fight.

  • Ma Li will star in buddy comedy written by Karen McCullah (Legally Blond, Ella Enchanted, She’s the Man) . Eva Jin (Sophie’s Revenge) will direct.  (Deadline)
  • The story centers on an unlikely pair of alpha females — Zoe, an American tech entrepreneur who relocates her company to China, and Maylin (Ma), a local female bodyguard who is hired to protect her. When Zoe’s life is threatened, the odd couple must put aside differences and join forces in order to survive.

  • Gong Li signed on to star as volleyball legend Lang Ping in upcoming film. (SCMP)
  • Hu Ge signed on to play coach and husband Jiang Shan in upcoming Li Na epic by Peter Chan. Poster below the cut. (Sina)
  • Avengers and I, Tonya star Sebastian Stan will star in 355, the spy-thriller starring Fan Bingbing, Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Penélope Cruz.  Marion Cortillard has dropped out due to personal reasons.  Filming is expected to begin in July (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Photoshoot Round-up: Actresses over 50

These Chinese actresses over 50 are timelessly beautiful no matter what their age

Last time I posted the photoshoot of over 40 celebs together, a couple of you guys mentioned being in interested in photos of celebsover 40, so here it is featuring Gong Li, Kara Hui, Jiang Wenli, Vivian Wu Junmei, Carina Lau, and Joan Chen. I did 50+ instead of 40+  because there was simply too many otherwise.

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The Monkey King 2 starts off year of the monkey

This picture of Gong Li made me do a double-take…

The Monkey King 2 has released more stills prior to its release on February 8th.  Starring Aaron KwokGong LiFeng ShaofengXiaoshenyang, and Him Law, I have to admit that I am pleasantly intrigued so far, especially with the costume for Baigujing.

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