Zhang Zifeng, Zhang Xincheng to star in reincarnated math drama The Heart of Genius

If you could go back in time to fix your regrets, would you spend it relearning math?

The Heart of Genius 天才基本法 is the drama that every Asian parent stereotype wishes that their kids would watch. Lin Zhaoxi (Zhang Zifeng) is a college student who has always regretted not pursuing her mathematical dreams like her father always wanted. After writing down a physics equation, she finds herself in a parallel universe where she is her past self, but this time she’s an orphan. Using her years of experience in mathematical competitions, she again joins the math team with the help of her “father” who no longer knows her. She befriends her idol, the genius Pei Zhi, who pushes her to discover her own inner genius.

Directed by Shen Yan (My Best Friend’s Story) and based on the popular novel of the same name, the series just announced it will star Zhang Zifeng and Zhang Xincheng alongside Lei Jiayin.

First look at Lei Jiayin, Xin Baiqing, Song Jia, Yin Tao in A Lifelong Journey

Based on Liang Xiaosheng’s award-winning novel of the same name, A Lifelong Journey 人世间 chronicles the rapid modernisation of China as seen through the eyes of a pair of siblings played by Lei Jiayin and Song Jia. Xin Baiqing and Yin Tao costar.

The CCTV-produced drama is directed by Li Lu (In the Name of the People) and written by Wang Hailing (Chinese Style Divorce) and Wang Daou.

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Final promos for big-budget fantasy film Assassin in Red

Assassin in Red (A Writer’s Odyssey in overseas markets)stars Lei Jiayin as the father who is out to save his daughter from a monster, and Dong Zijian as the novelist who created it. Yang Mi plays the antagonist’s henchwoman. Costars include Guo Jingfei, Yu Hewei, Dong Jie and Tong Liya.

Directed by Lu Yang (Brotherhood of Blades series), the film will premiere on Chinese New Year’s Day.

Dong Zijian BTS, Yang Mi BTS, Lei Jiayin BTS

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Lei Jiayin, Yang Mi’s Assassin in Red teases parallel worlds in new trailer

Assassin in Red stars Lei Jiayin as the father who is tasked with killing a novelist (Dong Zijian) to save his daughter, yet ends up getting written into the novel himself. Yang Mi plays the alluring assassin Tuling.

Directed by Lu Yang (Brotherhood of Blades), the film is set for a 12 February 2021 release.

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Government-endorsed COVID-19 drama series releases trailer

Standing Together 在一起 revolves around China’s pandemic response, and will be split into 10 X 2 episode stories:

  • The Turning Point: Zhou Yiwei, Tan Zhuo, Zhang Tian’ai, Mei Ting
  • Ferryman: Lei Jiayin, Ni Ni, Zhang Jingchu, Jiang Xin
  • Rescuer: Zhu Yawen, Xu Lu
  • Together: Yang Yang, Zhao Jinmai, Zhang Yunlong, Ren Zhong
  • 24 Hour Search: Huang Jingyu, Li Xiaoran
  • Wuhan People: Liu Mintao, Jia Nailiang, Ni Dahong
  • Fangcang Hospital: Jin Dong, Sun Jiayu, Mao Xiaohui
  • I Am Dalian: Deng Lun, Li Qin, Dong Jie, Liu Lin
  • Face Mask: Hai Qing, Feng Shaofeng, Dong Xuan
  • Construction of Huoshenshan: Chen Shu

The drama is slated to premiere on all major television networks in October.

Zhang Yimou’s crime film releases teaser

Zhou Dongyu, Lei Jiayin

Under the Light 坚如磐石 stars Lei Jiayin as Su Jianming, a police officer who walks right into a trap set up by the rich and powerful Li Zhitian (Yu Hewei), and a whole string of unexpected dirty secrets and cover ups are unearthed. Zhang Guoli, Zhou Dongyu, Sun Yizhou, Tian Yu and Joan Chen costar.

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Lei Jiayin, Dong Zijian, Yang Mi’s fantasy thriller releases trailer

Will Lei Jiayin find his son or get caught in Dong Zijian’s fantasy mystery?

Brotherhood in Blades director Lu Yang released a trailer for his latest film, fantasy thriller Assassin in Red 刺杀小说家. The film stars Lei Jiayin, Dong Zijian, Yang Mi, Yu Hewei, Guo Jingfei, Tong Liya, and Dong Jie and is set for a Chinese New Year release in 2021.

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