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Comedy kings Mark Lee and Chapman To team up for new movie about mahjong

Published on Jul 31, 2014 4:01 PM
Singapore's comedy king Mark Lee (left) will be paired with Hong Kong's comedy king Chapman To in upcoming local flick King Of Mahjong. -- PHOTOS: DESMOND LIM/SHAW ORGANISATION

How explosively hilarious will it be when Singapore's comedy king Mark Lee is paired with Hong Kong's comedy king Chapman To in a movie?

Audiences will find out when the upcoming local flick King Of Mahjong is released early next year. The movie, which starts shooting on Sunday in Singapore and Malaysia, sees the two motor-mouthed comedians playing a pair of feuding mahjong experts.

Mr Lim Teck, executive producer of the film, says he is just as excited as anyone to see the two actors work together: "This movie is a comedy, so right from the start, we knew we wanted to look for natural comedians to join the cast. Both Chapman To and Mark Lee are true comedy kings in their respective regions, so they were really our top choices." He was speaking at a press conference on Thursday to announce the project.

To bump up the laughter quotient even more, many big-name comedians from Singapore and Hong Kong will also be making cameos in the film, including Hong Kong veterans Eric Tsang, Lo Hoi Pang and Siu Yam Yam and Singapore stars Richard Low, Marcus Chin, Dennis Chew and Patricia Mok.

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