Singapore’s Jack Neo to Celebrate Smelly Durian Fruit in New Film ‘King of Musang King’
Jack Neo, who’s by far Singapore’s most commercially profitable filmmaker, has begun manufacturing on “King of Musang King,” a comedy that he envisages being prepared for launch at Chinese language New Yr in January. The narrative offers distinguished place to durians, the smelly Southeast Asian fruit that most individuals both love or hate.
Neo (“Cash No Sufficient,” the “Ah Boys to Males” franchise) will co-star, direct and produce by his J Crew Productions. The movie shall be introduced by J Crew, mm2 Leisure and Cathay Cineplexes.
The story revolves round a person (performed by Mark Lee), his deserted Malaysian spouse (performed by Yeo Yann Yann), and childhood good friend Mao Shan (performed by Jack Neo).
Dumped by the person for a Vietnamese girl, the spouse continues to are inclined to the durian plantation left to her by her late father whereas she single-handedly raises her three youngsters. The lady needs to cross down the enterprise to her youngsters however there are tensions particularly when her youngest son doesn’t share her imaginative and prescient. When the person returns to the plantation after twenty years he realizes that his Vietnamese girlfriend was solely after for his cash. However it might be too late to rekindle romance together with his spouse.
Yeo was the star of Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo” and “Moist Season.” Lee has labored commonly with Neo, with credit together with “The Diam Daim Period” and “Cash No Sufficient II.” Different forged embrace Henry Thia, Glenn Yong and Angeline Teoh.
The film shall be shot on location in Singapore and Malaysia with many scenes shot in an actual durian plantation in Malaysia. These will embrace an in depth have a look at the good lengths that durian farmers go to develop the best high quality produce, comparable to wrapping every particular person fruit to guard it from the weather.
“The king of fruits is a vital a part of Singapore and Malaysian cultures. We need to make a film that the entire household will take pleasure in, no matter whether or not they love durians,” stated Ng Say Yong, chief content material officer of mm2 Leisure.