With the majority of shelved dramas getting a slot within the next six months, we have on our hands, a whole lot of casting news. From movies to dramas to variety shows.
—-> ♦ Peter Ho and Victoria Song‘s drama, Beautiful Secret, has unleashed some posters of its theme around star-making. Peter plays the producer promoting a gifted singer in Victoria. Shawn Wei, undoubtedly, plays the third leg in the love triangle.
—-> ♦ Run, Brother – Chinese Version of Running Man. Season 2 is set to begin airing on April 24. The whole cast is returning with the exception of Wang Bao Qiang, who is rumored to be in another variety show – Real Men. He is replaced by Chinese actor, Bao Beier. I’m saddened by the news. Love my short-legged brothers! Confirmed guests so far: Fan Bing Bing and Han Geng (for their upcoming movie, Ever Since We Love), Huang Xiao Ming, Song Jia and singer O.D.
Trailer for Ever Since We Love:
—-> ♦ After wrapping up a film with Shu Qi, Eddie Peng continues to romance another Jie Jie in the C-Ent. It’s Zhang Zi Yi this time. The movie, Crying Out Love In The Center Of The World, is directed by five directors, each about a love story. The other actresses are Michelle Chen (Romance of the Condor Heroes), Ni Ni (The Fleet of Time), and Grace Wang.
—-> ♦ Little He Yi Chen, Leo Luo Yun Xi (My Sunshine), just released a single today. I didn’t know he sings. Listen below:
—-> ♦ Qiao Zhen Yu and Zhai Tian Lin rival in new modern drama, Penniless Drifter. Actress Kiton Jiang will be their leading lady. Two young men decide to secure their future by building a life in the bustling city of Shanghai. There, they learn the way of work, the obstacles of love, and the value of life. The two best friends slowly turned enemies when they vie for one woman’s affections. Qiao Zhen Yu is the second lead – evil, scheming, everything is a means to an end for him.
—-> ♦ Zheng Shuang has already chosen her next drama after Love Weaves Through A Millennium. It’s another collaboration with Hawick Lau. The story revolves Kang Xi’s reign and is based on a…. (guess!) novel depicting a sincere love story. Hawick plays Kang Xi. Filming begins mid-April.
I can’t vouch for their chemistry since their first collaboration, The Cage of Love, isn’t out yet.
—-> ♦ Hopefully, the cast stays the same because I’m loving it! Bolin Chen reunites with Ariel Lin with the addition of Vic Zhou in Go Lala Go 2. It’s a workplace film where our heroine climbs the social ladder while trying to maintain a balance between love and work.
—-> ♦ Movie Version of My Sunshine held a press conference yesterday. The only thing that I find to be sweet is Huang Xiao Ming‘s declaration: “In the movie, Mo Sheng is my Baby. In real life, Baby is my Mo Sheng.” Aww…
Shorter news on Weibo:
—-> ♦ Chen Xiao is going back to film a modern drama for Yu Zheng. -___-. His rumored partner is Yuan Shan Shan… He’ll be playing a haughty superstar who changes his flirty ways after meeting the heroine. Ackkkkkkkk.
—-> ♦ After filming The Disguiser, Hu Ge returns to modern setting to star beside young actress Wang Xiao Chen in Good Time. He plays a handsome rich man who is afraid of marriage and commitment.
—-> ♦ Liu Shi Shi‘s next project is a drama adaptation of the novel White Deer Plain with veteran actor, Zhang Jia Yi. It has a movie version made in 2012 and the drama plans to be 50 episodes, detailing the struggles of our heroine as she’s caught between the grudges of two powerful families that dated back three generations.
—-> ♦ Zhang Han‘s next movie is with Zhao Li Ying, tentatively called Love Story with A Tomboy. I know some fans are really happy but I’m on the opposite end: NOOOOO!!! He’s everywhere. Lol. Last I read, he’s going to have a second movie with Chen Qiao En too. I want new pairings!
—-> ♦ Speaking of my lady, Zhao Li Ying, she has lined up her next drama after Legend of the Zu, a war/spy drama, tentatively named Rouge, marking her exit from the idol theme for a while. 😀
I miss her on my screen. Her dramas need to airrrrrrr!