Beijing-based Huayi Brothers is launching sales on Pang Ho Cheung’s romantic comedy Women Who Flirt and Mabel Cheung and Alex Law’s $12m historical drama A Tale Of Three Cities at Filmart.
Starring Huang Xiaoming (American Dreams In China) and Zhou Xun (Cloud Atlas), Women Who Flirt is currently in post-production for a tentative July release.
Zhou plays a besotted graduate who takes flirting lessons to take her friendship with a former classmate to the next level. Pang, director of Hong Kong International Film Festival opener Aberdeen, will produce the $7m film with Subi Liang.
Currently in production with Nansun Shi producing, A Tale Of Three Cities stars Tang Wei and Sean Lau Ching-wan in a story that is loosely based on the experiences of Jackie Chan’s parents in China in the turbulent 1930s.
Cheung and Law worked together on hit Hong Kong drama Echoes Of The Rainbow (2010), which Law directed and Cheung produced.
Huayi’s slate also includes Peng Sanyuan’s $10m drama Strays, starring Andy Lau and Jing Boran, and Gu Changwei’s $7m romantic drama Love On The Cloud, starring Angelababy and Chen He.
Strays revolves around the friendship between father looking for his missing son and a young repairman who was kidnapped as a child.
Love On The Cloud is a story about love in the age of smartphone technology and social apps.