June 22nd, 2010

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Bruce Lee biopic set to start

Production News

Principal photography begins at the end of the month on Bruce Lee, My Brother (少年李小龍), a new biopic that stars Aarif Lee (李治廷) as Bruce Lee (李小龍) and screen newcomer Jennifer Tse (謝婷婷) as Lee’s girlfriend.

Directed by Raymond Yip (葉偉民), the film is budgeted at HK$35m (US$4.5m), and is produced by Manfred Wong (文雋). Co-production companies are Media Asia (寰亞電影有限公司), J.A. Media (吉安永嘉影視文化傳媒有限公司), J-Star Group, Beijing Antaeus (北京今典集團) and Beijing Meng Ze Culture & Media.

Other cast includes mainland actress Angela Gong (貢米), MC Jin (歐陽靖), Hanjin, Charles Ying (應昌佑) and Wilfred Lau (劉浩龍).

Media Asia says today’s announcement, made next to the Lee statue at the Avenue of Stars in Kowloon, is timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Lee’s birth. Lee was born on 27 Nov 1940 in San Francisco and died in Hong Kong aged 32 of a cerebral edema.

The Lee legend is still proving potent for film-makers. It recently inspired hit films Ip Man (葉問) and Ip Man 2 (葉問2) and The Legend Is Born: Ip Man (葉問前傳), an unofficial prequel to the Ip Man pair. Wong Kar-wai (王家衛) is also in production on The Grand Master (一代宗師), another telling of the story of Lee’s tutor.

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Hmmm, Idk how I feel about this...

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F.I.R sets to wow fans in July concert



Come July, popular Taiwanese band Fairyland In Reality (F.I.R) will be in Singapore for their second world tour: 'F.I.R - It's My Live 2010 World Tour'.

For the Singapore concert, F.I.R promises the fans a feast for the eyes as lead singer Faye Zhan will be going Gaga. According to producer Ian Chen, Faye's costumes would be comparable to those of Lady Gaga's. He also said that fans can look forward to a sexier Faye during the concert.

Besides that, Singapore songbird Stefanie Sun is slated to appear as special guest performer for the evening.

The decision to invite Stefanie as a guest performer was made because F.I.R have long admired Stefanie's tenacity in staying true to herself and her music in the business. They also revealed that Stefanie had agreed to the performance, despite her preference to remain low-profile, on accounts of their long friendship.

 

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