Comedians assemble for Guo Degang's directing debut
Famous Chinese comedian Guo Degang (center), his most popular disciple Yue Yunpeng (left) and actress Zhang Li attend a promotional event for Guo's directorial debut, The Face of Gene on Feb 5, 2018 in Beijing. [Photo provided to China Plus]
Well-known Chinese comedian Guo Degang will launch his directing debut, The Face of Gene, during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.
Guo, who has travelled extensively to entertain Chinese communities overseas, has even produced a song designed to promote his new comedy.
The Face of Gene has an assembled a cast of 33 stars, including the action giant behind the Wolf Warrior franchise, Wu Jing; Taiwan supermodel and actress Lin Chi-ling; actor Wu Xiubo, who is best known for his role in the film Finding Mr Right; and pop idol Jing Boran, known for his role in the Monster Hunt series.
The movie is about a gifted yet unsuccessful writer who travels back in time to meet a dozen of his ancestors to find out the formula for their past successes.
The writer is played by Guo's most popular disciple and star comedian Yue Yunpeng.
Yue recently attended a promotional event where he described working with his co-star Lin Chi-ling.
"In the movie, I was working hard to seek her love. However, I feel I couldn't match with her since I'm too ugly. My co-star is very strong. During filming, she could even lift me up."
The feature-length comedy is set to open on the first day of the 2018 Spring Festival, which falls on Friday February 16.