Andy Lau turns 56 today, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The award-winning Hong Kong superstar returns to play the corrupt police officer Lee Rock in Chasing The Dragon, which opens in Hong Kong on September 28.
The artist has played the same character in the 1991 award-winning film, To Be Number One.
When met, he told New Straits Times that he was looking forward to see fans’ reactions on his role in the remake of the film based on the true story of the drug dealer named Crippled Ho.
In the 1991 film, Lau acted alongside actor Ray Lui (who played Ho), but in this new film, the gangster is played by top action star Donnie Yen.
Best known for his role as the Wing Chun grandmaster in the 2008 film Ip Man, Yen said that he enjoyed playing a baddy.
“Although he’s not someone who had an exemplary life and career, there’s still something good audience will take home,” said the 54-year-old who decides to take on the antagonistic role for the first time in his career.
Both stars are also the co-producers for Chasing The Dragon.