Headlines from China: Filming of ‘355’ Starts with Fan Bingbing in the Cast

Filming of ‘355’ Starts with Fan Bingbing in the Cast

Recently, Jessica Chastain announced on her instagram that the filming of spy thriller 355 had started. French actress Marion Cotillard won’t participate anymore, but Chinese actress Fan Bingbing remains in the cast despite her recent tax evasion scandal. Other cast members include Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramirez. Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film tells the story of a group of top female  agents who unit to prevent the world from falling into chaos. Read more on Mtime 

‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Confirmed to Release in China

It has been confirmed that the upcoming computer animated comedy film The Angry Birds Movie 2 would be brought to China for a theatrical release, although a release date is yet to be announced. The film a sequel to The Angry Bird Movie, a 2016 movie based on the video game series of the same name. It features voices of Josh Gad, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage among others. Josh Gad also dubbed the 2017 film A Dog’s Purpose, which was a hit movie in the China market. Read more on Mtime

Feng Xiaogang Wraps The Filming of His New Film in New Zealand

Recently, renowned Chinese director completed the filming of his latest film Only Yun Knows (只有芸知道)in New Zealand. Starring Huang Xuan and Yang Caiyu, the film tells a compelling love story based on true life events of a friend of Feng Xiaogang’s. Huang Xuan was a lead actor in Feng Xiaogang’s Youth. Only Yun Knows is their second collaboration. The filming in New Zealand took two months. Read more on Mtime