Carina Lau plans Asian version of Ocean’s Eleven


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

Compiled by TAN SIN CHOW, SIRA HABIBU and R. ARAVINTHAN 

GUANG Ming Daily reported that Hong Kong actress Carina Lau Kar-ling (pic) has planned to work behind the scene and produce a movie – an Asian version of Ocean’s Eleven featuring stylish Asian A-listers.

She said the idea struck her after seeing a group photograph of her husband

Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Japanese Takuya Kimura in Japan earlier.

Lau, who is Leung’s manager, said she wanted to get him a role that could get him excited again.

“I hope to assemble a strong cast featuring all the stylish male actors for an Asian version of Ocean’s Eleven.

“Besides Leung and Kimura, there will also be actors from South Korea, Taiwan and China.

“I already have the list. But I still need to get someone to write the script before deciding,” she said.

Hollywood’s Ocean’s Eleven featured George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alan Arkin.

It is a story of an ex-con who gathers up his old crew to pull off a robbery in three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously during a much-anticipated boxing match.

 

> After robbing a woman of 2,500 yuan (RM1,520) at an ATM in China, the robber decided to return her the money out of sympathy, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.

The robber walked away smiling after seeing the balance in her bank account in Heyuan City, Guangdong province.

The victim, known as Li, said the man behaved suspiciously and loitered outside the bank. She then handed him the money after being held at knifepoint.

The man wanted more from her but after looking at the balance, he gave her back the cash before leaving the scene.

Police have since detained the suspect for investigation.

A netizen said: “It has proven that even a robber would look down on you if you are poor.”

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.