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Monday, 21 January 2019

Movie: The New King of Comedy


The New King of Comedy / King of Comedy 2 China / Hong Kong Movie
Title: The New King of Comedy / King of Comedy 2
Chinese Title: 新喜剧之王 / Xin Xi Ju Zhi Wang
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Language: Mandarin
Director: Stephen Chow
Screenwriter: Stephen Chow
Producer: Stephen Chow
Origin: China / Hong Kong
Related: King of Comedy

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

Similar to King of Comedy, the story follows a person's dream to become a star.

A woman named Ru Meng (E Jingwen) who dreams of becoming a star waits year after year without much success. She and her father are both anxious and family and friends have been unanimous in telling her to give up. Only her boyfriend Charlie (Michael Jack) still supports her.

Ru Meng meets Ma Ke (Wang Baoqiang), the actor who inspired her to go into acting. However, he has become difficult and hot-headed due to being left behind by the times and mistreats Ru Meng repeatedly. As more obstacles hinder her acting career, Ru Meng decides to go home to her parents to find a stable job, but when she learns that she has been selected for a role in a movie by a big shot director, she is faced with an important decision.



Fun Facts

  • The New King of Comedy arrives 20 years after King of Comedy aired in 1999. To prepare for the new version, Stephen Chow started working on the script in 2015.
  • Stephen Chow told Wang Baoqiang that he was the only choice for the role because the new version would follow the general direction as the original. Hence, they needed a big star who has also experienced how it was to start from the bottom.
  • Cecilia Cheung who played the leading lady in King of Comedy was invited back to do voice acting. She said that she still doesn't know the details of the movie but immediately said yes when Stephen Chow asked.


Cast
The New King of Comedy Wang Baoqiang Wang Baoqiang
The New King of Comedy E Jingwen E Jingwen
The New King of Comedy Zhang Quandan Zhang Quandan
The New King of Comedy Jing Ruyang Jing Ruyang
The New King of Comedy Zhang Qi Zhang Qi
The New King of Comedy Yuan Xingzhe Yuan Xingzhe
The New King of Comedy Tin Kai-man Tin Kai-man
The New King of Comedy Huang Xiaopeng Huang Xiaopeng
The New King of Comedy Cai Zherui Cai Zherui
The New King of Comedy Miao Yilun Miao Yilun

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