About a year ago we got the news that Tony Leung and Andy Lau would finally be reunited after their trio of hellish business movies. Originating from hellish business writer Felix Chong, who scripts and directs, the film was announced with the title goldfinger (although no relation to Bond), but now some refer to it as Once upon a time in Hong Kong† Whatever it may be called, the first look has emerged courtesy of Kevin Mac†
Since it’s been 18 years since they last worked together, the film has a lot of anticipation and hopefully we’ll get some news about its release soon. The thriller also stars Simon Yam, Philip Keung, Alex Fong Chung-sun, Charlene Choi, Chin Ka-lok and Carlos Chan. It’s inspired by the story of the Hong Kong conglomerate Carrian Group, which was embroiled in a scandal, and you can check out the synopsis below.
Set in the 1980s, the film depicts murderous machinations between Hong Kong’s advancing corporate elites against the backdrop of the tail end of British colonial rule. It tells the story of the rise and fall of a fictional Hong Kong company called Jiali Group, after the trials and tribulations of its chairman Cheng Yiyan during 15 years of investigations by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, as murders are committed, billions in market value evaporate and millions are spent on litigation costs.
Expect a release for later this year goldfinger and if you missed it last year, check out the movie’s announcement video below.