Former SM Entertainment artist Lu Han is having a stellar 2015 so far. From topping China’s box office in his feature film debut, to being recruited by Hong Kong director Peter Chan for a movie theme song, he now adds a new movie to his filmography list.
It was announced on January 28 that Lu Han will join Chinese A-lister Yang Mi in the Chinese film adaptation of the Korean thriller Blind. Originally released back in 2011, the Korean movie starred Kim Haneul and Yoo Seungho in its leading roles. The movie tells of a blind woman and a young man who work together to catch a possible hit-and-run suspect.
Although Korean news outlets have reported the casting to be confirmed, the Chinese film production company has spoken out they have not yet received a definite answer from Lu Han. However, the film shoot is set to begin in March, so casting confirmations are expected to be announced soon.
This new movie role will mark what has been a successful month for the former EXO member.
Lu Han’s feature film debut Miss Granny topped the box office on its first day, and has so far amassed over USD$52 million since its premiere on January 8. The movie competed against the final The Hobbit movie this past weekend, but remained steady at second place on China’s overall box office chart.
This month, Lu Han was also specially recruited by well-known Hong Kong director Peter Chan to sing a remake of the theme song for his upcoming movie, Comrades: Almost a Love Story. Starring Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai, the film was actually released back in 1996, but because of political tensions between Hong Kong and China at the time, it did not get approval for a Mainland release until this year.
The music video for Lu Han’s new theme song “Sweet As Honey” (甜蜜蜜) will be released on Monday. Because the video will be a collaboration between four well-known Chinese celebrities – director Peter Chan, musician Peng Dou, visual artist Chen Man, and Lu Han himself – Chinese fans are greatly anticipating the video premiere.
From new movie announcements to new theme songs, Lu Han fans have many things to look forward to in 2015. If Lu Han confirms his participation in China’s version of Blind, the project will be his second Chinese film project.
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