PETALING JAYA: The premiere of the biopic, Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend, will be a special director’s cut which runs for 133 minutes. The official movie runs for about 110 minutes.
Tickets to the premiere, which will be held on March 9 at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, go on sale on Jan 20.
The movie will be screened on a specially-built 40m x 17m giant LED screen. Lee and his family are expected to attend the screening.
“Chong Wei has not seen the film and will be watching it for the first time with everyone at the event.
“It will be a special occasion for everyone present,” said executive producer of the film Datuk Joe Lee.
Expecting to draw a staggering crowd of 20,000, the event is set to enter the Malaysia Book Of Records for the biggest movie gala.
The organiser will also invite members of the Thomas Cup 1992 winning team to the premiere.
Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend, directed by Teng Bee, chronicles Lee’s journey as a boy with big dreams from Bagan Serai, Perak, to a world-class shuttler.
The movie opens nationwide on March 15.
Tickets to the premiere, priced at RM88, RM108, RM128 and RM168, go on sale on Jan 20 on www.myticket.asia.
Each ticket comes with one Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend movie T-shirt valued at RM59, one ticket to watch the shorter version of Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend at GSC, one limited edition movie poster pre-autographed by Lee as well as the cast of the movie and one movie bag.
These will be distributed at the venue on the event day with proof of ticket.
For enquiries, call 03-8605 0195.