[News]Song Hye-Kyo for a Hong Kong Movie (2 articles)

Article #1

Korean actress Song Hye Kyo is confirmed to take part in the upcoming Hong Kong film director Wong Kar-wai movie titled “The Grand Master” (tentative title).

On Dec 21, according to Chinese portal site Sina, the pretty actress has confirmed her participation in the movie.

The movie is about biography of Ip Man, the renowned martial artist who famously trained the teenage Bruce Lee (via slashfilm). Besides Song Hye Kyo, top stars like Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi are doing the movie as well.

In addition, Song Hye Kyo is scheduled to start the shooting early next year.

Cr: sookyeong & slashfilm

Article #2

Korean Wave star Song Hye Kyo has been cast in Chinese director Wang Jiawei’s upcoming film “The Grand Master” along with top performers including Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, the actress’s agent said Monday.

Song, the heroine of mega-hit TV series “Autumn In My Heart (2000),” will join the cast early next year, said Seoul-based Eden 9 Entertainment.
The actress, whose role has yet to be fixed, has been studying Chinese and martial arts for the film, according to the agency.

In “The Grand Master,” Leung takes on the role of Ip Man, a real-life Wing Chun grandmaster whose students included the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee. Other top Chinese actors and actresses, including Chang Chen, Brigitte Lin and Zhao Benshan, will join the cast.

Wang, internationally renowned for visually unique and stylish films including “Chungking Express (1994)” and “Happy Together (1997),” first revealed his hopes to work with Song during the 2004 Pusan International Film Festival.

Though considered one of the most influential TV performers in Korea, Song has been relatively unsuccessful on screen, with her films like “Hwang Jin-yi (2007)” recording mediocre box office results.

Credits : Shin Hae-ni (hayney@yna.co.kr)
Source : Yonhap News, The Korea Herald