Set in 1980s Guangzhou, Dear Mayang Street 亲爱的麻洋街 spans over thirty years, and is a recount ofd the stories of six families that lived on Mayang Street. Xu Weizhou plays a successful police academy student who later drops out and becomes a gangster, Tan Songyun plays the perfect daughter who is loved by everyone, while Niu Junfeng rounds out the love triangle as the sweet and responsible second male lead.Continue reading
Spy Comedy The Rookies 素人特工 is coming out this week and the trailer actually looks really fun. The film directed and written by Alan Yuen (Monster Hunt, Firestorm, New Police Story) comes out on the July 12th in China and seems to have potential for overseas releases.
Wang Talu, Xu Weizhou, Sandrine Pinna, Milla Jovovich, Xiao Zhan, and Liu Meitong star in this summer blockbuster that looks like it has some potential.
Jackson Wang sings a remix of Papillion for the film here.
A team of accidental agents consisting of an extreme sport lover (Wang Talu), a mad scientist (Xu Weizhou), a police officer (Sandrine Pinna), and an unemployed doctor (Liu Meitong) team up with the help of special agent Milla Jovovich to try and stop a group of terroists.
Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Ping Pong 乒乓 is a coming-of-age sports drama that centres around the lives of professional table tennis players and their journey to becoming representatives of the sport on the world stage. Bai Jingting (The Rise of Phoenixes) and Xu Weizhou (The Evolution of Our Love) play the male leads.
Look at these beautiful people attending a party for Elle China’s 30th birthday party. The event is somewhere up high in Shanghai, but it’s not like you can tell from the photos since they just used two fake skies as a backdrop.
Guests include Ni Ni, Li Yuchun, Yang Mi, Tang Yan, Angelababy, Song Qian, Bai Baihe, Liu Wen, Zhang Zilin, Wang Junkai, Lin Yanjun, Mao Buyi, Xu Weizhou, and the casts of Meteor Garden, The Story of Yanxi Palace, and Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace. There are others at the event but I only included people who got an official photo from Elle and a few notable looks. Which ones are your favorites?
Three generations of Chinese actresses.
It’s rare to get this many stars to do anything together, not to mention a photoshoot where everyone’s agent is probably fighting for a better spot, but Vogue Film has done it in conjunction with its gala this year. The photoshoots includes some of the biggest actors, including Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Liu Shishi, Tong Liya, Xin Zhilei, Tan Zhuo, Huang Xuan, Ethan Ruan, Zhou Yiwei, Zhai Tianlin, Han Dongjun, Xu Weizhou, Peng Yuchang, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, William Chan, Ma Sichun, Janine Chang, Sun Yi, Li Meng, Qi Xi, Lan Yingying, Chen Ran, Victoria Song, Ouyang Nana, Wu Lei, Chen Feiyu, Song Zuer, Yang Le, Geng Le, Li Chun, Zhang Xueying, Zhang Zifeng, and Chen Wenqi. Musicians Zhang Bichen, Li Yundi, Zhou Bichang and models Ju Xiaowen, Xi Mengyao, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying (Bad Genius is amazing and I highly recommend it) , and Karlie Kloss also joined in the fun.
I was able to recognized 34 of the 42 without looking at the list of names, how many can you identify?
Zhang Tian’ai (The Founding of an Army), Zhang Ruoyun (Sky on Fire) and Xu Weizhou (Addiction) have been announced as the leads of upcoming modern romance drama The Evolution of Our Love 爱情进化论. The producers aren’t promoting it as such, but the story line definitely sounds like a remake of the hit 2011 Taiwanese drama In Time With You.