Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Filmko Entertainment, Mandarin Films Limited and other film companies invested 400 million yuan on new 3D film Monkey King, the film started on October 8th in Beijing. Besides the known cast Chow Yun Fat, Donnie Yen and Aaron Kwok, the latest announcement stated that Kelly Chen will be added to the cast. It's been two years since Kelly's been on the big screen, this time she'll be playing the Goddess of Mercy, who is responsible form making Monkey King turn from evil to good.
Kelly will be bringing out her sincere spirit and decided to donate her 7 figure earnings from the film to the "Kelly Chen Children Education Fund". She said: "I hope I can be like the Goddess of Mercy, providing more support to the people in need."
Besides Kelly, Cecilia Cheung and Gigi Leung are also added to the cast. Cecilia will play Nuwa and Gigi will play the Moon Goddess. Both will have many scenes with the Monkey King and the Jade Emperor.
Female lead hasn't been announced yet
Though the film has started for a period of time now and has announced a lot of heavyweight actors, but it was understood that until today there still isn't a female lead. Filmko's spokesperson expressed that in the original story, a female lead never appered, they are fictorial characters. The company will formally announce the candidates at a later time.
Source: Oriental Daily
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