BEIJING, April 18 -- "Soldiers Sortie" star Wang Baoqiang sports a wealthy, idle young man look in a Shanghai street, on the set of Liu Yunlong's upcoming spy flick, "East Wind, Rain". Wang wore a woolen trench coat coupled with a fashionable hat and a black scarf for the scene.
Wang Baoqiang, along with the production team, has been in Shanghai shooting the espionage thriller, in which he plays the son of a tycoon, known as "Xiao Kai", a nick term old Shanghainese use to address idle young men from wealthy families.
Veteran actor Liu Yunlong has previously taken roles as a Chinese James Bond-type in conspiracy TV shows he directed like "Mist of Blood", "Sun at Dusk", and "Plot Against", a 2005 hit which was based on a same name novel.
Liu himself again directs and takes the lead role in this, his silver screen directorial debut, a suspense story that takes place against the backdrop of old Shanghai during the 1940s when the Pearl Harbor attack occurred and the espionage war between different countries was heating up.
Popular Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who will play a spy opposite Liu, recently arrived in Shanghai for the shooting.
Unnamed sources say the filmmaker has attempted to invite Wentworth Miller of "Prison Break" and French actor Jean Reno of "Leon" to sign up.