Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Andy Lau will reunite on the massive display screen for his or her upcoming Chinese language tentpole motion movie titled Goldfinger. The movie marks the duo’s first challenge collectively because the Infernal Affairs movie trilogy 18 years in the past. Goldfinger is written and directed by Infernal Affairs screenwriter Felix Chong.
Lau (59) and Leung (58) have been final seen collectively within the Infernal Affairs crime trilogy (2002, 2003), by which Lau performed a mole within the police power whereas Leung performed an undercover cop within the triad. The primary a part of the trilogy was later remade in Hollywood in 2006 as Departed by Martin Scorsese.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Andy Lau to star in Goldfinger
In keeping with Selection, the Goldfinger story is loosely impressed by the destiny of the Carrian Group, a Hong Kong conglomerate that grew quickly within the Eighties earlier than collapsing in scandal shortly thereafter. At a press convention of the movie on February 20, Leung mentioned he was wanting ahead to working with Tony Leung. He added he was completely happy and excited to be working with him as they’ve collaborated collectively beforehand on tv reveals and flicks. He hoped that this time too it will be the identical expertise.
Other than the Infernal Affairs movies, Leung and Lau have beforehand labored on a number of TV collection collectively reminiscent of The Duke Of Mount Deer (1984), a TVB adaption of the novel of the identical identify by the late Louis Cha. Leung performed the illiterate however sensible protagonist Wei Xiaobao, whereas Lau performed Emperor Kangxi within the collection. Leung may even make an look within the upcoming Marvel flick Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, whereas Lau stars in Chinese language movies Shock Wave 2 (2020) and Endgame (2021).
Goldfinger director Peter Chong lately gained the Hong Kong Movie Award for Finest Director for the crime thriller Challenge Gutenberg (2018), starring Chow Yun Fats and Aaron Kwok. The Goldfinger solid additionally consists of actors Simon Yam, Philip Keung, Charlene Choi, Alex Fong, Carlos Chan and Chin Ka-lok – a few of whom additionally starred within the Infernal Affairs Trilogy.
Extra about Goldfinger solid and plot
Whereas the general plot of the movie remains to be stored underneath wraps by the solid, director Chong would solely reveal that it’s an anti-corruption story set within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, with Lau and Leung enjoying characters who’re each associates and foes. Leung additionally hinted at his and Lau’s characters stating that their roles of hero and villain in Inside Affairs respectively, can be reversed on this movie.
Goldfinger can be produced by Emperor Movement Footage and mainland Chinese language companions. In the identical February 20 press convention, Albert Yeung introduced the corporate will make investments HK$350 million (USD 60 million) for the movie which is touted to be the costliest budgeted Hong Kong movie up to now. In keeping with Albert Yeung, the movie is predicted to spice up the Hong Kong movie trade through the pandemic, with all of the scenes being filmed throughout the territory.
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