So you guys can breathe a sigh of relief now, Jiro Wang is no longer playing the male lead opposite Yang Rong in the upcoming drama adaptation of Ding Mo’s Memory Lost, the third thriller novel in his detective series (after When A Snail Loves and Love Me If You Dare.) Yumama is having a hoot on weibo recently, teasing and challenging fans to figure out mysterious leading actor with only a picture of his back. Beside that, he also posted a parade of handsome supporting male actors, from killers to police officers, to crushers. After years of being delegated to supporting roles, Yumama finally does Yang Rong right. I never thought posting pictures of pretty/handsome actors could be this tiring. Ya know I have to choose the pictures wisely, showing their best features – side profile, smiles, dimples, and sometimes plain shirtless. =P
EDIT (4/21/16): Yu Zheng confirmed Bai Yu as the male lead.
I got home and I saw the outcry on weibo at Yumama’s teasing. He posted a picture of Jin Dong (Nirvana In Fire) and Yang Rong (The Lady and the Liar) side-by-side to test the waters. With his recent invitation to produce Ding Mo‘s third thriller, Memory Lost, fans surmise that he wants to pair the two actors together as leads in the drama adaptation. Responses from fans are mostly begging Jin Dong not to go down this road. LOL. Let’s see who shall win the battle in the end. Is it the fans? Or….the man?