A couple of new promotional stills for Wong Kar-wai‘s upcoming martial arts film The Grandmasters have been released.
Tony Leung with slicked-back hair and punching has an extremely cool look, the fruit of his two years of Wing Chun training has not gone to waste. Tony Leung also thanked director Wong Kar-wai for giving him this chance to play Ip Man. Although the training and the production took a long time, he felt it was completely worth it. Tony Leung said, “To experience a martial art master’s journey of the heart, the best way was to practically train in kung fu. During the training, I was able to experience the character as well as the martial art.”
Working with Tony Leung for the second time in a Wong Kar-wai film, Zhang Ziyi in the film plays an Eight Diagram palm master. Before the shoot she needed to train hard. After working together on 2046, Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi already have built a certain chemistry. This time their scenes together were even more flavorful. Tony Leung said that although he has only worked with Ziyi twice before (they also starred together in Hero), he felt like they have worked on six movies together! Playing Ip Man’s wife, Song Hye-Kyo‘s costume was also unveiled for the first time. She was very spell bounding with her elegant grace.
The Grandmasters will be released on 18 December in China and Hong Kong.