Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Helmed by Day & Night director Wang Wei, upcoming youth spy drama Fearless Whispers 隐秘而伟大 stars Li Yifeng (Animal World) and Jin Chen (Concubine Meng Arrives) in the leading roles, and has released a stylish teaser to celebrate wrap up of filming.
I don’t think this was in the book, so taking bets now on if Song Yunhui wrote anything on that paper airplane.
I didn’t think it would be possible to cast people more like a character than the book portrayals, but here we are with Like a Flowing River 大江大河. Wang Kai, Zhou Fang, Yang Shuo and Dong Zijuan actually have the perfect qualities to fill out what I think are inconsistencies in the characters in the books (Tong Yao’s character is already perfect).
My only concern is Jin Chen. Imo she’s the actress who has the most on-screen chemistry with Wang Kai, but her character was so unrealistically perfect and unlikeable that she would need a major overhaul to work. I will likely be rooting for Zhou Fang’s character.
Liu Tao and Yang Shuo are confirmed for We Must All Be Fine 我们都要好好的, an inspirational modern romance drama that focuses on the lives of divorcees and their journey of rediscovery.
Concubine Meng Arrives 萌妃驾到 has started filming, seemingly based on the novel of the same name by Mu Yu. Starring Jiro Wang, Jin Chen, Xia Yiyao, Han Jiunuo, Mi Nuo, Tang Mengjia, Shen Yao, Zhang Haiyu, Liu Guanlin, and Chen Dexiu,
(WARNING!!) Spoilers below the cut.
Martial Universe 武动乾坤, the upcoming fantasy drama starring Yang Yang (I Belonged To You) is the latest drama to get embroiled in a public casting shakeup. Zhang Tianai and Jin Chen were initially slated to play female leads Ling Qingzhu and Ying Huanhuan respectively, though it was announced today that Zhang Tianai will be taking on the role of Ying Huanhuan instead, while Wang Likun (Somewhere Only We Know) will play Ling Qingzhu. Continue reading
Zhang Tian’ai (Go Princess Go) and Jin Chen (The Imperial Doctress) are set to star as the female leads in fantasy-cultivation drama Martial Universe 武动乾坤, which had earlier confirmed rising actor Yang Yang (Just One Smile Is Very Alluring/Love O2O) as the male lead.