Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Andy Lau will reunite on the massive display screen for their upcoming (*18*) tentpole action film titled Goldfinger. The film marks the duo’s first venture collectively because the Infernal Affairs film trilogy 18 years in the past. Goldfinger is written and directed by Infernal Affairs screenwriter Felix Chong.
Lau (59) and Leung (58) have been final seen collectively within the Infernal Affairs crime trilogy (2002, 2003), wherein Lau performed a mole within the police pressure whereas Leung performed an undercover cop within the triad. The first a part of the trilogy was later remade in Hollywood in 2006 as Departed by Martin Scorsese.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Andy Lau to star in Goldfinger
According to Variety, the Goldfinger story is loosely impressed by the destiny of the Carrian Group, a Hong Kong conglomerate that grew quickly within the Eighties earlier than collapsing in scandal shortly thereafter. At a press convention of the film on February 20, Leung stated he was wanting ahead to working with Tony Leung. He added he was completely satisfied and excited to be working with him as they’ve collaborated collectively beforehand on tv reveals and films. He hoped that this time too it will be the identical expertise.
Apart from the Infernal Affairs movies, Leung and Lau have beforehand labored on a number of TV sequence collectively corresponding to The Duke Of Mount Deer (1984), a TVB adaption of the novel of the identical identify by the late Louis Cha. Leung performed the illiterate however good protagonist Wei Xiaobao, whereas Lau performed Emperor Kangxi within the sequence. Leung will even make an look within the upcoming Marvel flick Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, whereas Lau stars in (*18*) movies Shock Wave 2 (2020) and Endgame (2021).
Goldfinger director Peter Chong just lately gained the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director for the crime thriller Project Gutenberg (2018), starring Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok. The Goldfinger cast additionally consists of actors Simon Yam, Philip Keung, Charlene Choi, Alex Fong, Carlos Chan and Chin Ka-lok – a few of whom additionally starred within the Infernal Affairs Trilogy.
More about Goldfinger cast and plot
While the general plot of the film continues to be saved underneath wraps by the cast, director Chong would solely reveal that it’s an anti-corruption story set within the Seventies and Eighties, with Lau and Leung enjoying characters who’re each buddies and foes. Leung additionally hinted at his and Lau’s characters stating that their roles of hero and villain in Internal Affairs respectively, will likely be reversed on this film.
Goldfinger will likely be produced by Emperor Motion Pictures and mainland (*18*) companions. In the identical February 20 press convention, Albert Yeung introduced the corporate will make investments HK$350 million (USD 60 million) for the film which is touted to be the most costly budgeted Hong Kong film thus far. According to Albert Yeung, the film is predicted to increase the Hong Kong film business through the pandemic, with all of the scenes being filmed throughout the territory.
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