Headlines from China: Wong Kar-wai To Start Shooting New Film ‘Blossoms’

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In a recent interview at Hong Kong Screenwriter’s Guild, acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai revealed the latest progress on his new film Blossoms, which is a follow-up to Wong’s two other romantic drama films In The Mood For Love and 2046.

After four years of planning, Wong hoped to complete the script soon and start filming as early as the end of 2019.

Blossoms is adapted from a novel of the same name by Jin Yucheng. Wong stated that no actors have been cast for the film so far. But one requirement is clear that the actors need to be able to speak Shanghainese.

When Wong was asked whether he would invite Tony Leung Chiu-wai to play a role in the film, he replied, “as long as he can speak Shanghainese.

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