Here’s another reason to be proud of our very own “Pearl of the Orient”.

“Miss Sunshine”, a Hong Kong romantic comedy starring several famous actresses such as Maggie Cheung and Annie Liu, will be shot mostly in Penang, revealed helmer Clifton Ko.

Source: Every Nation
Source: Every Nation

On why Penang was chosen, Hong Kong-born Ko said that it was because “the island feels like 2 different places at once”. He also found it easier to base the production in Penang as there won’t be any barrier of communication.

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At the press conference for the movie, he also declared his love for Penang, stating, “I like Penang. At a glance, it’s like Hawaii. But it also feels like home, since there is a strong continuation of the Chinese culture in Penang.

Source: Laksou
Source: Laksou

It was also revealed that the director approached Christopher Lee, who is already a household name in Singapore and Malaysia, to offer him a role in the movie. Explaining that he has never worked in a Hong Kong production before, Lee said he found working with the Hong Kong cast interesting. The actor would be playing a “flirtatious guy” in the movie.

Apart from the aforementioned actresses and actors, Michelle Wai, who is known for her work in “Love Thy Family”; Shirley Yeung, who was crowned Miss Hong Kong in 2001; Louis Cheung, a popular Hong Kong singer and actor; and Alex Fong, an Olympian-turned actor will be starring in the movie too.

Sources: Sin Chew Daily via Cinema Online, Yahoo / Featured Image: Every Nation.

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