The press conference of The Founding of the Party was held at Beijing’s Wanda IMAX cinema whereby the poster and trailer was revealed! In the poster, Liu Ye’s Mao Zhe-dong, Chen Kun’s Zhou En-lai, Chow Yun Fat’s Yuan Shi-kai and Andy Lau’s Choi Ock were on it. In the IMAX version trailer, other than these main leads, Fan Bingbing, Zhou Xun, Zhang Hanyu, Wang Leehom and Zhang Zheng also appeared in it.
There is a total of 178 actors in the films which exceeded the number in The Founding of a Republic. It is said that due to the fruitful content and characters, the director has no choice but to edit off scenes of 10 actors. With regards to which actor’s scene got snipped, the director decided to keep it a secret by saying: “You’ll know when you watch the film. However director John Woo’s scene which was snipped off in The Founding of a Republic, he acted better than the former thus making up to him, his scene is not snipped!” The director then stressed that every actors acted very well and their effort will not gone to waste as he would uploaded all the snipped off scenes on the Internet.
:: Click here to watch the trailer of The Founding of the Party ::
news and photo from: Ming Pao, Wei Wen Po