ScreenSingapore Guests Update by my paper
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May 30, 2011
Hot stars for ScreenSingapore
By Joy Fang my paper
THE upcoming, inaugural ScreenSingapore 2011, touted to be the Cannes of Asia, will see hot stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and Europe visiting Singapore to promote their films.
The good news for celebrity-watchers is that these A-listers are set to appear at various exclusive premieres and red carpet events during ScreenSingapore’s run, from June 5 to 12.
Japanese actress Aya Omasa, for instance, will be at The Cathay next Monday to promote the premiere of her latest film, Paradise Kiss, about a high-school student thrust into the fashion industry. And Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung and director Wong Jing will be pulling for their new film, Treasure Inn, a comedy about two inspectors investigating a murder, at Cathay Cineleisure next Tuesday.
Perhaps the biggest star visiting is Tom Hanks, who will be premiering his latest movie, Larry Crowne, which also stars Julia Roberts. The movie follows the story of a man (Hanks) who develops a crush on his professor (Roberts) after he enrols in a community college to find new meaning in his life. Hanks, who directed and co-produced the movie, and penned the script, will be seen at Shaw Lido on June 11, at the film’s Asia-Pacific premiere.
South Korean hottie Lee Byung Hun, who starred in G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra (2009), and who is set to reprise his role in the movie’s sequel, will join Hanks at the Larry Crowne premiere.
Other big Hollywood names who have confirmed their attendance include America’s Archie Kao, known for his role as Archie Johnson in CSI, and American film producer Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar). Landau will helm a question-and-answer session, titled Defining a Business Case for 3-D Film in Asia, at Capella Singapore next Monday.
As if those aren’t enough names, India’s Shah Rukh Khan and China’s Tang Wei are considering coming for the festival. The latter was in the news last week as her role was reportedly dropped from a Chinese propaganda film about Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
While screenings are by invitation only, red-carpet events are open to members of the public, who are welcome to stake out the venues in order to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.
my paper gives you a first look at where to go. The information is accurate as at press time, and may be subject to change.
What: The premiere screening of the trailer of Chinese period action-thriller, Mural
The stars: Hong Kong director Gordon Chan; producer Abe Kwong Man-Wai; actresses Yan Ni, Liu Yan, Zheng Shuang, Xie Nan and Bao Bei-Er; and actor Colin Chou
What: The international premiere of films Paradise Kiss and May’N The Movie: Phonic Nation 3D
Where: The Cathay
The stars: Actress Aya Omasa and singer May’N
What: The Asia-Pacific premiere of French thriller, The Assault
The stars: Director Julien Leclercq and actress Melanie Bernier
What: The world premiere of Hong Kong period comedy, Treasure Inn
Where: Cathay Cineleisure
The stars: Hong Kong director Wong Jing, actor Nick Cheung and actresses Huang Yi and Liu Yang
What: The Asia-Pacific premiere of Where The Road Meets The Sun
The stars: Singaporean writer-director Yong Mun Chee, actors Fernando Noriega and Luke Brandon Field, and actress Laura Ramsey
What: The Asia-Pacific premiere of American dramedy, Larry Crowne
Where: Shaw Lido
The stars: Director-producer-actor Tom Hanks and actor Lee Byung Hun