Gigi Leung and Xia Yu
Actor Xia Yu, winner of Best Actor Award in 1994 Venice International Film Festival, and Hong Kong multi-talented star Gigi Leung will go together in a new film Bangzi, Laohu, Ji,or Bat, Tiger and Chicken.
The film has started shooting in eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou on Monday, targeting on this year's New Year's Eve market.
Director Wang Guangli said he would make the film "a large and complicated guessing game" as well as a romantic love story.
In the film, Xia Yu, who plays the part of a fire balloon administrator, will fall in love with Gigi Leung on a fire balloon.
"We prepared a 25-meter diameter balloon. Generally speaking, this kind of fire balloon is hard to control," the director said. They plans to hold the floating balloon with a rope, like flying a kite.
This is the second time Xia Yu and Gigi Leung cooperated on the silver screen. Seven years ago, they co-stared My Brothers and Sisters, playing a brother and a sister.
(CRI.cn July 17, 2007)