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Postby dleedlee » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:10 pm

Stephen Chow Eyes Hollywood Kung Fu Hero with Jack Black
Anne Hathaway is likely to star in the unnamed film
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/03/1261s449686.htm
No longer acting in Green Hornet
http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2009-02-03/03102360782.shtml

Jacky Cheung, Tang Wei set to star in Crossing Hennessy

Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung and Chinese actress Tang Wei have been lined up to star in Crossing Hennessy, the second film from Ivy Ho, which she is directing for Hong Kong-based Irresistible Films.

Ho, formerly a scriptwriter with credits including Ann Hui's July Rhapsody, made her directing debut last year with Claustrophobia which screens in the Panorama section of this year's Berlin International Film Festival.

Crossing Hennessy tells the story of a store owner and the quiet 'girl-next-door' who are set up on a blind date by well-meaning relatives, despite the fact that they're both in love with other people.

Yee Chung Man and Cary Cheng are producing the film which starts shooting in mid-March 2009. The film marks Cheung's first major leading role since Peter Chan's musical Perhaps Love in 2005. Tang previously starred in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution.

Created by Hong Kong producer Bill Kong, investor Hugh Simon and Japan's Avex Entertainment, Irresistible Films aims to develop and produce Asian features from new filmmakers. The company is headed by Nansun Shi and supported by Lorna Tee.
http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyA ... tegory=518
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/03/1321s449722.htm
Tang Wei returns to the silver screen and goes on blind-date with Jacky Cheung
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/xin/20090203/t ... 1b9bc.html

Leehom Wang leads in Jackie Chan's new film Big Soldier Small General
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Speciall ... 23786.html

Li Bingbing Favored by South Korea
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/03/1722s449572.htm

Gigi Leung in New Portraits
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/03/1261s449545.htm

'Salty Pork Hand' re-emerges at TVB, many male artists are suspected
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/-Salty-P ... 23699.html

Shoe-throwing at Wen, reminiscent of Bush
http://www.danwei.org/breaking_news/sho ... picabl.php
Protestor throws shoe at Premier Wen Jiabao in Cambridge University
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/200902a.brief.htm#005


Variety Asia indefinitely suspended :cry:
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7929/1/
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:31 pm

Variety Asia indefinitely suspended :crying:
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7929/1/


Somebody should pick these guys up for a song and keep things rolling. The Asian markets are still crucial, and will continue to be after the recession.
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:08 pm

A tragic Chinese tale from Canada's history:
East and West blended in Marty Chan's new musical (for young people) about `bachelor men'
http://www.thestar.com/Entertainment/article/581285

Theatre website:
http://www.lktyp.ca/en/current/forbidden.cfm

Original Edmonton Theatre website, with clippage (interesting cast ;) ):
http://www.citadeltheatre.com/events.ph ... 661&cat=33
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