Celebrated actress Kara Wai has reunited with director Ho Yuhang on action film “Mrs K,” which has now begun shooting in Malaysia.
Ho was in October named as the inaugural winner of the Financial Times / Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices award.
His 2009 revenge drama “At The End of Daybreak” revived the career of the veteran actress, who was an action star of the Shaw Brothers era. “Daybreak” earned her seven best actress awards. She has since gone on to star in “Wu Xia,” “Rigor Mortis,” and “The Midnight After.”
“Mrs K” is a story of a woman who gives everything that she has to protect her husband and daughter when enemies from her past come hunting her.
Hong Kong star, Simon Yam Tat Wah features as the main villain, alongside Taiwanese rock star Wu Bai and award winning Malaysian actor, Faizal Hussein. The film also features newcomer Siow Li Xuan, veteran action actor, Lau Wing, Malaysian film director Dain Said and Hong Kong directors, Fruit Chan and Kirk Wong Chi Keung.
The film is produced by Lina Tan of Red Films and Lorna Tee of Paperheart with finance from Malaysia’s Sonneratia Capital and Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures.
The film is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2016. The film is represented by Emperor Motion Pictures for world sales.
“Mrs K” is Red Films’ fourth Chinese-language feature after “Huat Ah Huat” (2014), “Visits: Hungry Ghost Anthology” (2004), and Ho’s “Sanctuary” (2004).
“This is the first film in a slate of films that we will be co-financing with Red Films over the next few years,” said Mike Lake, group MD of Sonneratia. It is part of Rhizophpora Ventures, a government-backed entity established to co-finance slates of films with Malaysian production companies.