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Tony Leung Joins Cast of ‘Monster Hunt 2’

Tony Leung Chiu-wai, star of “in The Mood for Love” and “Infernal Affairs,” has joined the cast of “Monster Hunt 2.” The film is the sequel to “Monster Hunt,” the second most successful Chinese film of all time.

Leung will play one of the lead characters who changes the course of monster king Wuba’s journey. Others joining the cast include Chinese pop icon Li Yuchun (“Bodyguards and Assassins”) and Taiwanese actor Yo Yang (“Cold War 2”).

Principal shooting is currently underway in Beijing, with director Raman Hui and the original cast, including Bai Baihui and Jing Boran. The completed film is set for release in 2018.

Released in summer 2015, “Monster Hunt” grossed RMB2.43 billion ($352 million at current rates of exchange) at the Chinese box office. That was the highest of all time, but has since been overtaken by “The Mermaid.”

“Monster Hunt” went on to win best new director, best costume & make up design and best art direction at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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