Chow Yun-Fat Teaming Up with Wong Jing for Once Upon A Time In Shanghai

Chow Yun Fat was VERY diplomatic. And his birt...

Chow Yun Fat was VERY diplomatic. And his birthday was the day before. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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When you think quality, big-budget period dramas, you think … Wong Jing? Okay, maybe not so much. But the prolific director/producer/writer/purveyor of lowbrow comedies, quickie hit-movie facsimiles, and other films of questionable quality, will be directing an epic gangster movie called “Once Upon A Time In Shanghai” with none other than Chow Yun-Fat in the lead. Chow would star as Du Yuesheng, a gangster said to have “close ties” to Nationalist Party head honcho Chiang Kai-shek and his Kmt government during the roaring 1920s and ‘30s Shanghai, before that whole World War II phase made a mess out of everything. “Infernal Affairs” director Andrew Lau will produce the film, which will also co-star Sammo Hung. Chow has been spending a lot of time in China’s past lately. His last few films include the period gangster movie “Let the Bullets Fly”, set in the 1920s; “Shanghai”, set in »

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