|courtesy of mingpao.com|
|Wong Kar Wai|
|Director Zhang Jiajia and Tony Leung Chiu Wai|
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Tony Leung Chiu Wai, director Wong Kar Wai and Mainland writer Zhang Jiajia yesterday attended their new film FERRYMAN (BAI DOH YUN)'s press conference. The original writer Zhang Jiajia will direct the film and Wong Kar Wai will produce. Zhang Jiajia thanked the team for its support and hoped that the first collaboration with Wai Jai would set off spark. He even "expressed his feeling" to Wai Jai and said that he was the only choice for the new film.
Wai Jai often appeared in a blue image. He said, "Actually being blue is very hard to take. I also have my sunny and happy side. I took FERRYMAN because I want to play a romantic comedy." Wai Jai said that this time he took the role after reading only the synopsis, so far he still has not seen a script. He fully trusted his frequent collaborator Wong Kar Wai. After ten years without a romantic comedy he said that he had a lot of pressure with the performance.
Wong Kar Wai said that the script was being worked on. Wong Kar Wai was asked about only producing instead of directing. He listed five reasons. "This story is very influential, its director must be able to achieve five points, including must like hot pot casserole, must be able to drink, must have a post 80 nostalgia, sounds like Wong Kar Wai but actually is (Stephen) Chow Sing Chi, and have the attention of a lot of women. Thus Zhang Jiajia is the most suitable."