Tada! It is casting news time :3 Let’s try to talk about as MANY castings as possible in one post. Have fun and hope your bias got a gig 😉 Check out our last entertainment update as a lot of casting news were announced in it too and we won’t repeat everything.
Big news first! New adaptation of Legend of Condor Heroes announced the leads to be… Yang Xue Wen as Guo Jing and Li Yitong as Huang Rong… :’D Li Yitong is a newbie and her most known project is the one she is currently fliming with Yumama, aka Demon Girl. I have no idea who that male lead is so I used baidu. He is apparently a cast member of Zhu Xian and Beauty Maker. I always felt like you need to have a great acting career and established yourself before leading a Jin Yong drama. Oh well, there is still Mu Nianci and Yang Kang to cast.
New movie《绣春刀》 Brotherhood of Blades starring Yang Mi and Zhang Zhen. It is the prequel of the first movie with the same name released in 2014 and tells the story of what happened seven years before.
Baby Chen Xiao finally got casted in something that interests me!! >< I waited so long!! Produced by Shanghai TV media, this drama is called 《皮影》Shadow and will have about 30 episodes. It will start filming in mid-April. It is a war drama that will be filmed in Hengdian.
Yang Rong is not very lucky as she is still trap in Yu Zheng‘s craws. She will be the female lead of his new drama 《凤囚凰》Phoenix Prisoner. The drama is supposed to have time-travelling elements so we will see how this turns out…
Season 2 of variety show 《我去上学啦》Off To School confirmed the casting of Luhan, Zhang Danfeng and S.H.E’s Ella! As they need four fix cast members, they still need one last member! Apparently, the following celebrities will guest on the show: Wilber Pan, Zhu Xinjie, Zhang Huiwen, Xue Zhiqian and Wei Chen. The show is about celebrities experimenting school/college life. The six members (4 fixed and 2 guests)will be separated in teams of 2 and divided in three classrooms. Let the fun begin!
New Chinese movie 《铁木真传说》Temujin Legend will star William Chan and will be filming in Mongolia. They are shipping him so far away..
We previously mentioned that drama version of Shanghai Bundle directed by Gao Xixi. Well, oups. It is actually going to be a movie series (trilogy) based on the Shanghai Bundle movie story. The new movie name is 游戏规则 Rules of the Game. Of course, the leads are still Tao Huang and Peter Ho.
Hunan will be producing a new drama called 《相爱穿梭千年2》Love Through a Millenium 2. The first season starred Zheng Shuang and Jing Boran. This time again, they will collaborate with Korea.
On March 13th started filming in Hengdian a new drama starring Han Dongjun. The drama is called 《人生若如初相见》and is based from the novel 《迷雾围城》.
Finally, while waiting for the movie version of Three Worlds to release actual stills (it is taking forever!!), here is a fanart of the leads Liu Yifei and Yang Yang.