Upcoming republican drama, Shanghai Picked Flowers (十里洋场拾年花), has quietly began filming with Peter Sheng Yi Lun as the sole leading male and Qin Hai Lu as one of the invited female stars (this is not what you think it is, LOL). The story remains vague so far as we only know the story is set in the glamorous 1920s Shanghai, following our male lead’s transformation from a rookie reporter to a full-grown news writer, detailing the interesting lives of the female stars he meets, starting with Miss Qin Hai Lu, and making rounds (every 3 episodes) to other female stars including Siqin Gaowa, Ma Su, Chen Zi Han, and etc.
Alright! Finally some confirmed news on the next big-budget historical drama, The Fated General (霍去病), based on the life story of military general Huo Qu Bing of the Western Han Dynasty. The last actor in recent memory to play this role for me was Eddie Peng in Sound of the Desert. Zhang Ruo Yun is chosen for the titular lead role for quite some time already and now they have the crew to start rolling them cameras. Cast members are nothing short of beautiful. Wee-bit too baby-looking to be considered as fearsome on the battlefield, though.