So the rumored collaboration I wrote about in one of my Cnews batches between Tang Yan and Aaron Kwok turned out to be true. The film, tentatively called People in Business, is being touted as the female version of 2013’s American Dream in China starring Huang Xiao Ming, Tong Da Wei, and Deng Chao. The complete cast includes Aaron Kwon, Tang Yan (too many to list), Yao Chen, Jerry Lee, Hao Lei (Dearest, The Golden Era), and Wang Yi Bo, member of a Chinese-South Korean boy group, UNIQ.
The movie focuses on the lives of three different women as they set out to become richer and better in their home country. Tang Yan plays a rich girl whose family went bankruptcy, leaving her penniless and a massive desire to build a business of her own. She meets the other two ladies, played by Yao Chen and Hao Lei, during college and subsequently builds a website to begin their professional empire. Yao Chen is the main lead.
The cast at Press Conference a few days ago:
The business partners. Our female leads.
Yao Chen only has like….one hairstyle. XD
Same goes with Tang Yan! Lol. Who’s keeping count of her projects? That’s gotta be one long list.
Random: Tang Yan for Cosmo Bride.
The men: Aaron Kwok plays a handsome business professor, Jerry Lee a helpful friend who loves and supports Yao Chen’s character. Wang Yi Bo, like a puppy, also crushes on her.
Directing the project is Korean director Jang Tae Yoo (You Came From The Stars).
I don’t think this was the genre I envisioned for such a cast. I was thinking of either something light and funny or heavy and challenging. Do we really need a female version of the same story? Are we running out of ideas, writers?