Michael Tse's portrayal of Laughin in TVB drama Emergency Unit (EU) was so popular among fans that he landed a movie deal for the character. There will be a movie based on the life of Laughin pre-EU. The movie is a collaboration between TVB and Shaw Brothers.
The cast for the movie was announced recently at the film's Outdoor Garden Premiere Ceremony held at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O. The movie will be directed by Herman Yau. Big names from the HK film scene were casted - Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Felix Wong, among others. As this is a collaboration with TVB, some of its stars were also casted to join Michael Tse. Wayne Lai, fresh from his fame in Rosy Business, Kenny Wong, Johnson Lee and Tracy Ip were all given roles in the movie.
Tracy Ip takes on the role as one of
Anthony Wong's girlfriends
Michael Tse shares that the storyline will cover 9 years of Laughin's life in the triads. He is also happy to be given the chance to work with Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Felix Wong and even Eric Tsang, who will make a guest appearance.
Anthony Wong plays on of the triad leaders
Wayne Lai is happy to land a role in the film. He shares, "I will be playing an upright good character, my personality is a rude Police Sergeant. My job is to be on top of gangs like Laughing Gor, Anthony Wong and Francis Ng. When I see one, I will be one."
Wayne Lai will play a rude and mean police officer
Anthony Wong reveals that he will be taking on the role of a triad leader and does not get along with Francis Ng, who is another triad leader and also Laughin's Tai Lo. Anthony says his character has 7 to girlfriends and Tracy Ip is one of them. She will be a lawyer in the movie. Francis Ng does not mind that he has less screen time compared to Michael Tse. "I suggested that the salary should give me in full, but don't need to give me the screen time in full. I need to go home and take care of my kids, but I still need to take out a month of my time for filming," he explains.
Francis Ng plays the boss of Laughin,
enemies with Anthony's character
Source: Mingpao with translations by aZnangel @ AsianUniverse.net