Chen Kun and Zhou Xun are reuniting after 6 years in upcoming wuxia film The Weary Poet** 诗眼倦天涯 (lit.). The film comes from solid director-writer Xu Haofeng, whose credits include The Grandmaster 一代宗师, The Great Protector 镖门 and The Final Master 师父.
Zhou Xun (Our Time Will Come) stars as the main protagonist in upcoming romance film Last Letter 你好， 之华, and she’ll be joined by teen actresses Zhang Zifeng (A Love For Separation) and Deng Enxi (The Devotion of Suspect X). Qin Hao (Legend of the Demon Cat) and Du Jiang (Operation Red Sea) have also been cast in unspecified roles.
Out of the current crop of film actors, Zhou Xun and Huang Bo are two of the best. Cosmo has rightly pointed out that it’s partly because they know when to stop and hone their craft, which is extremely hard to do in an industry that constantly brings in new blood. Photos by Chen Man.
It would be wise to just watch for the pretty, because there is basically no content in these clips.
In other news, Hu Ge still hasn’t locked down his new project, while Zhou Xun and Chen Kun (who now co-own a talent management company) have been busy establishing an acting academy with director-producer Chen Kuo-fu (The Message).
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace is a 90 episode epic that will chronicle the failed marriage of Ruyi (Zhou Xun) and the Qianlong Emperor (Wallace Huo), and has just released grand posters of its cast in formal court robes (chaofu / 朝服), which is worn strictly during state ceremonies and important festivals. The historical romance drama is tentatively scheduled for a New Year premiere.
Here are some wonderful new stills for Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace, a 90 episode historical romance drama which focuses on the deterioration of Ruyi (Zhou Xun) and Hongli’s (Wallace Huo) relationship once the latter ascends the throne as the Qianlong Emperor. Really, the tagline says it all.
The stars featured below include Janine Chang as best friend Hailan, Dong Jie as Qianlong’s jealous first Empress, Tong Yao as the feisty Gao Xiyue, Xin Zhilei as Jin Yuyan, Vivian Wu as Zhenhuan, Li Chun as the scheming Wei Yanwan and Hu Ke as the naive Su Lvyun.
I think I’ve said all I can about this drama in previous posts, so bask in the pretty below!
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 后宫·如懿传 has released more images of the wide cast of characters. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, I am assuming these are simply costumes for more minor characters but that in itself is pretty mind-blowing.
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Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 后宫·如懿传 has released stills. Starring Zhou Xun, Wallace Huo, Janine Chang, Li Chun, Dong Jie, Tong Yao, Chen Haoyu, Xin Zhilei, Zeng Yixuan, Wu Junmei (Vivian Wu), Chen Xiaoyun, Huang Ming, Jing Chao, Li Qin, Yuan Wenkang, Hu Ke, Zhang Jiazhu, Cao Xiwen, Yu Yang, and He Hongshan, wow these costumes and backgrounds are extravagant.
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