China Lion Film Distribution has acquired Andy Lau’s “Lost and Love” from IM Global and set a March 20 release for North America — day and date with the release in mainland China.
“Lost and Love” will open in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Lansing, Mich.; Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver; as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
The film, written and directed by novelist Peng Sanyuan, also stars Jing Boran, who co-starred in “Rise of the Legend” and “The Guillotines.” It’s based on a true story from the Hubei province of China about a father’s 2010 search for his long-lost son after a suspected child abduction.
The film is produced by Wang Zhonglei, Chan Pui-wah and Zhang Dajun, and by the Huayi Bros. Media Group, Beijing Yuanhesheng Entertainment, Chongqing Film Group, Xiamen Navigation Media and Good Friends Entertainment. East West Bank is sponsoring the film’s March 17 premiere in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park.
Lau has starred in more than 100 films including China Lion’s “A Simple Life,” directed by Ann Hui.