Our First Tease of Heiward Mak's Gorgeous DIVA!
There is no getting away from Chapman To these days, but the guy has been on a roll of impressive form, starring in films like Wong Jing's Mr. & Mrs. Gambler, Herman Yau's Love Lifting, Pang Ho Cheung's uproarious comedy Vulgaria and Fung Chi Chiang's The Bounty. Later this summer, To will star in and also produce DIVA, a vehicle for the talents of established pop star Joey Yung, as well as Mag Lam - who won TVB's popular singing competition, The Voice, back in 2010.
DIVA is written and directed by young female filmmaker Heiward Mak, who has made a notable impact on Hong Kong's indie scene with films such as Ex in 2010 (also produced by To), and she also has a screenplay credit on Pang Ho Cheung's Love In A Puff from the same year. Emperor Motion Pictures has just released the first teaser trailer for DIVA, and if nothing else, it looks fantastic.
It seems Joey will play the established pop diva of the title, who sees her position come under threat by the arrival of young pretender Lam. To appears to play a no-nonsense producer, while the likes of Kara Hui, Carlos Chan and mainland actor Hu Ge also feature. DIVA is set to hit screens on 16 August.
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