‘The Crow,’ ‘1899’ Star Isabella Wei Headlines ‘High Wire’

Emerging star from Hong Kong, Isabella Wei, headlines Silent D Pictures’ comedy-drama “High Wire.”

The movie follows the story of Go-wing, a British-Chinese takeaway lady who discovers her interior power and inventive bravery when a circus involves her small English city. As Go-wing navigates the challenges of her twin cultural id, she finds herself at a crossroads and should determine between conforming to societal expectations or forging her personal path in the direction of her goals. The movie pays homage to the primary and second generations of Chinese immigrants and their journey to adapt to life in England while going through problems with systemic racism and discrimination.

Wei’s breakout efficiency was in Netflix’s thriller sci-fi sequence “1899,” the place she performed the enigmatic Ling Yi, a geisha. Wei can be set to look in Rupert Sanders’ a lot anticipated reboot of “The Crow” alongside Bill Skarsgård, Danny Huston and FKA Twigs.

The position of Go-wing’s father is performed by common Hong Kong actor Dominic Lam (“Big Brother”). The solid additionally contains British actor Elizabeth Tan (“Emily in Paris”), Costa Rican actor Jose Palma (“The Batman) and Indonesia’s Nino Fernandez (“Guardian”). In addition, the movie options high circus performers from Circus Extreme, which partnered with the manufacturing solely for the mission. The casting has been led by Ajo Kacmar.

The movie is directed by Hong Kong director Calif Chong, whose 2019 quick “Underneath” was a lot acclaimed. It is produced by Djonny Chen from Silent D Pictures, a prolific U.Ok.-based firm. Recent credit embody “Dragged Up Dirty” that includes Michelle Ryan (“Bionic Woman”), “Cookster,” “Thirteen Cars,” “White Crow,” “Mr. Doom,” “Tanpa Ampun” and “Before Night Falls,” which shot as much as the highest three of 2022 nationwide field workplace in Indonesia throughout its countrywide theatrical launch run.

“High Wire” is at the moment in manufacturing and is scheduled for supply in 2024.

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