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Greater China stars join Hollywood productions

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By Kevin Ma

Mon, 15 July 2013, 23:40 PM (HKT)

Talent News

Five household-name stars from the Greater China area have been cast in major Hollywood productions.

In May, China's FAN Bingbing 范冰冰 was spotted in Canada for the shoot of Bryan SINGER's X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). The superhero film is Fan's second Marvel-related project after a cameo in the China version of Iron Man 3 (2013).

Meanwhile, TANG Wei 湯唯 and WANG Lee-hom 王力宏 are currently in Hong Kong shooting Blackhat, a thriller about Chinese and American law enforcement agencies teaming up to combat cyber-terrorism. The Michael MANN film, co-starring Chris HEMSWORTH, began its Hong Kong shoot in early June, and it is expected to go on until later this month. October Pictures Ltd 拾月堂製作有限公司 is assisting with production in the city.

The latest Chinese star to go to Hollywood is HAN Geng 韓庚. The pop star announced in the early hours of Monday morning that he is joining the cast of Michael BAY's Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). Han, who has led a successful solo career in China after leaving South Korean boy band Super Junior, is the second Greater China star to join the cast after LI Bingbing 李冰冰's casting was announced in May.

Production for Transformers 4 has begun in the United States. It is set to shoot in Hong Kong and China in the autumn.

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