Headlines from China: Vincent Cassel Plays Li Na’s Coach in Peter Chan’s Upcoming Movie

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Vincent Cassel Plays Li Na’s Coach in Peter Chan’s Upcoming Movie

In a recent interview with Mtime, French actor Vincent Cassel talked about his film career as well as his recent film The World is Yours. In addition, he revealed that he recently went to China to shoot Peter Chan’s film about tennis player Li Na. In the film, he plays Li Na’s coach. Born in 1966 in France, Vincent Cassel became known for his performance in La haine, Instinct de mort, L’ and Irreversible. He has also appeared in several English language movies, such as Black Swan, Ocean’s Twelve and Jason Bourne. Read more on Mtime

iQiyi Reports $3.6 Billion Revenue in 2018

On February 22, Chinese online video platform iQiyi released the company’s Q4 report as well as unaudited annual financial report for 2018. The annual report shows that iQiyi made 25 billion yuan ($3.6 billion) in total revenue in 2018, 52% up year-on-year. In Q4, the company saw revenue go up by 55% and the number of subscribers up by 98.5%. Overall, iQiyi gained 36.6 million new paying subscribers in 2018, a 72% increase compared to 2017. iQiyi CEO and CFO attributed the revenue growth to the high-quality content and services they offer to paying members as well as the creative ad solutions they offer to brand marketers. Read more on entgroup.cn

‘My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ Set for March 15 China Release

According to Mtime, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, a 2018 Japanese animated film, has been scheduled to release in China on March 15, 2019. Based on the hit manga My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi, the story follows a young man who pursues his superhero dream with his coach and fellows in “Hero Academia,” a school set in a fictional society the majority of the population has superpowers. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is helmed by Kenji Nagasaki and produced by the legendary Studio Bones, which has been produced Sword of the Stranger, a nominee for Best Animated Feature at the 81st Academy Awards. Read more on Mtime