Cecilia has a lot to lose for new film with Stephen Chow

  • Nation
  • Friday, 18 Jan 2019

AFTER 20 years, fans of Hong Kong actor and director Stephen Chow will get to see him teaming up with actress Cecilia Cheung (pic) for the movie New King of Comedy.

China Press reported that the new movie, to be released during Chinese New Year, is seen as an unofficial remake of the classic King of Comedy in 1999.

Cheung is involved in the dubbing of the movie. This is her first job after delivering a third boy in November.

Weighing 59kg, the actress said she would start her regime to slim down after two weeks.

“I just delivered and I can’t exercise yet. Give me another two weeks. I want to reduce my weight, which was 82kg before I delivered,” she was quoted by the daily.

Chow said seeing Cheung in the latest project was reminiscent of their meeting in 1999. He said Cheung was also 59kg then.

The new movie will also feature mainland Chinese actor Wang Baoqiang in the lead.

> Sin Chew Daily reported that an 18-month-old girl, believed to be an abused victim, died from her injuries on Tuesday in Taipei.

It was reported that she was beaten with rattan after knocking over a milk bottle.

Police have since detained her 17-year-old mother, known only as Xue. Also in police custody were Xue’s cousin, the cousin’s husband and a friend of the couple.

The police investigation revealed that the four detainees allegedly took turns to beat the child.

Her legs and hands were swollen, said police. They also recovered rattan and wooden sticks from the cousin’s house where Xue and her late daughter were staying.

The daily reported that Xue had broken up with her husband in September 2017, two months after giving birth to the girl.

She was given custody then. Xue has been strapped with financial problems after losing her job.

?  The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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