Tony Leung to play Lee Kuan Yew in upcoming ‘1965’ movie

14Jul11

Lee Kuan Yew to be immortalized on film before he dies.  Sina (Chinese) via AsiaOne:

Hong Kong actor Tony Leung is set to play the young Lee Kuan Yew in an upcoming movie called ‘1965’, reported Sina.com.

Heavyweights such as Maggie Cheung and Hollywood actress Julianne Moore are also slated to star in the movie, which will be directed by Hong Kong director, Peter Chan.

‘1965’ is reported to be a collaboration between Singapore’s Jiale Movies and Peter Chan, and will be about Singapore’s independence in 1965, amid events such as the 90 days turmoil, ethnic strife and political struggle.

Filming is set to start in the fourth quarter of this year and will take place in Singapore and Malaysia.

 



3 Responses to “Tony Leung to play Lee Kuan Yew in upcoming ‘1965’ movie”

  1. 1 LY Lim

    It is good to have a movie to honour Mr Lee Kuan Yew, while Mr Tony Leung is appropriately handsome too. Perhaps Mr Lee can have a cameo role in the movie. Now that would authenticate it.

  2. 2 Anonymous

    With Lee Kuan Yew and his group, Singapore will not be like Singapore today, although Singaporeans still have to learn how to be kind, gentle and caring for himself and herself then, kind, gentle and caring for their young nation.
    Majulah Singapura!

  3. Its good to have a movie of Lee Kuan Yew before he dies.

    When exactly? At least 50% Singaporeans will celebrate.

    It should portray how he is a Master of Nepotism, Cronism, Comrades-in-arms (EW Barker, Goh Keng Swee, Rajaratnam), Media control, Propaganda, Legal manipulation, no-respect for institutions (Presidency) and CItizens, a world-class Statesman who fooled the whole world except 50% of Singaporeans and most Malaysians.



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