Thursday, March 5, 2009

Chow Yun Fat plays Confucius

Source: Yahoo

Big screen epic "Confucius" has yet to take shape after half a year from the time its Chinese director Hu Mei held a press conference to announce his plans for this movie lat August. One week ago, famous Hong Kong film producer Manfred Wong wrote on his column that Chow Yun Fat will be taking on the role as Confucius in the movie, while the philosopher's lover will be acted by Zhou Xun.

Having been away from the screen for some time, Chow was seen on many occasions recently to promote his new movie. On meeting the Hong Kong press on Mar 3, Chow revealed that he will be acting as Confucius in Hu's new epic and is just waiting to sign the contract with Hu.

Confucius had a lover? Anyone know about this? I thought the topic of great beings having lovers was forbidden. They were too busy being brilliant to have lovers!


Anonymous said...

Great, from blood opera hero to period character actor. I think he let Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon affect his choice of roles too much. It would be nice to see him stretch his comedic muscles again.

Degenerasian said...

I agree that he was pretty good at comedy but it's been over 20 years I think.

What's his last comedy? Diary of a Big Man?