Magazine article Screen International

Distribution Workshop Launches Tycoon, Christmas Rose

Magazine article Screen International

Distribution Workshop Launches Tycoon, Christmas Rose

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Distribution Workshop, the Hong Kong-based sales arm of Chinese studio Bona Film Group, is attending Filmart with a slate of hot new projects including gangster thriller The Last Tycoon starring Chow Yun Fat.

To be directed by Wong Jing, the film tells the story of a real-life gangster Du Yuesheng who built his crime empire in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau will produce and Peter Pau is on board as DoP. The cast will also include martial arts maestro Sammo Hung.

The project, previously known as Grand Shanghai (Da Shanghai), is currently in pre-production.

Also new on Distribution Workshop's slate is Christmas Rose, the directorial debut of Hong Kong actress Charlie Yeung, which was selected as a HAF project in 2009. Aaron Kwok, Xia Yu, and Kwai Lun-mei will star in the film which also has Wing Shya on board as production designer and Henry Chung as DoP. …

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