Clover Films and mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of mm2 Asia Ltd.) are proud to present a new movie production, “LUCKY BOY”! The comedy will be helmed by one of Singapore’s most promising director Boris Boo (Filial Party, Greedy Ghost) and chronicles the defining moments & culture of Singapore for the past 40 years.
At the press conference today, it is announced that the movie will star iconic MediaCorp artiste Chew Chor Meng (It's A Great, Great World ) and wildly popular JM Artiste Network artiste Wang Wei Liang (Ah Boys To Men 3 : Frogmen). This will be the first time that the two local artistes who are fondly known as “Lobang” for their previous endearing portrayals will star in a movie together. In an effort to enhance the talent pool of acting talents in Singapore, the production team will be auditioning aspiring female talent for several leading roles in the movie. Female talents based in Singapore between the ages of 18 to 25 years old can send in their photographs and details to firstname.lastname@example.org, from now till 25th July 2015.
The production team is also happy to share that leading international broadcaster FOX International Channels (FIC) and its leading Chinese movies channel, SCM and the highly acclaimed director Jack Neo’s J Team Productions are coming on board as investors for this movie.
Says Mr Lim Teck, Managing Director of Clover Films “We have spent a long time with director Boris Boo in developing ‘Lucky Boy’ and are blessed and certainly very lucky to have managed to get our partners mm2 Entertainment, SCM and J Team on board the project. To cast the two ‘Lobangs’ in Wang Wei Liang and Chew Chor Meng is a wonderful ‘catch’ and I am sure they will be excellent in reprising their respective roles in the movie! We aim to make this movie one that all Singaporeans can resonate to!”
Mr Melvin Ang, CEO of mm2 Asia Ltd, added, “ Ms. Cora Yim, Senior Vice President and Head of Chinese Entertainment at FOX International Channels, said, “SCM is excited to work with Clover Films and mm2 Entertainment again. And FIC looks forward to bring Singaporean outstanding production to reach SCM audiences in Singapore and beyond its shores.”
Mr Jack Neo of J Team Productions highlights, “I feel that since the ‘Ah Boys To Men’ series, these few actors have been gradually developing their own style and are now able to take on the lead role in other films. I believe Wei Liang is the first to take on this new challenge. Many are familiar with his performance in the ‘Ah Boys to Men’ series, but now that he’s stepped away from there, we decided to let Wei Liang take on this important role as we are confident that ‘Lucky Boy’ is suitable for him to unleash his potential. Also to some extent, Boris and Wei Liang are both a part of the J Team family as they were both trained from here. I believe the collaboration between these two will generate exceptional chemistry, especially since Boris has a gift in directing comedies and Wei Liang is also able to perform in this genre.”
￼￼￼Lucky Boy creatively blends an enduring love story ￼with the backdrop of Singapore history. It has the makings of a very special movie, and mm2 is most ￼pleased to work on this project with Clover. This movie needs a strong actor to take the lead role, and ￼there's no one better out there than Wei Liang."
The movie depicts several decades of the lives of Lin Yu, (played by Wang Wei Liang) his family, friends and Qing Qing, Lin Yu’s primary school classmate, whom he immediately falls in love with and continues loving throughout his life. The movie “Lucky Boy” transports us back to the “time of our lives” as we witness the growth and experiences of Lin Yu along with Singapore.
Budgeted at S$2.5 million, the movie is scheduled to commence filming in September 2015 and slated for release in the second quarter of 2016. The movie is presented by Clover Films and mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd, in association with FOX International Channels and J Team Productions, with the participation of Singapore Film Commission.