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Thai actor Praya Lundberg to star in film about Rock Springs massacre that killed 28 Chinese miners in Wyoming

  • A film about the Rock Springs massacre, the real-life incident that resulted in the deaths of 28 Asian immigrant railroad workers in 1885, is set to star Thai Swedish actor Praya Lundberg.
  • “Ghosts of the Railroad” will be based on one of the bloodiest racially motivated massacres against Chinese immigrants in American history, with some fictionalized elements included.
  • In the film, Lundberg plays the role of Jade, a woman from the present day whose strange visions transport her to the 1800s and reveal that her family’s estate was the scene where crimes against Asian railroad workers took place.
  • According to Zanubon, Lundberg was perfectly cast for the role for being “not just an amazing talent but an amazing human being.”
  • On Sept. 2, 1885, armed white miners from the present-day city of Rock Springs in Wyoming shot at Chinese miners, looted their houses and burned 78 Chinese homes, resulting in at least 28 Chinese miners dead and 15 injured.

Thai Swedish actor Praya Lundberg is set to star in a new film about the Rock Springs massacre, the real-life incident that resulted in the deaths of 28 Asian immigrant railroad workers in 1885.

In “Ghosts of the Railroad,” Lundberg will play the role of Jade, a woman from the present day who gets transported to the 1800s via strange visions. Through these visions, she discovers that her family’s estate was the scene where crimes against Asian railroad workers took place. 

Waka-waka-what??? A live-action Pac-Man film is coming to theaters

Live-action pac-man
  • The classic arcade game Pac-Man is getting its own movie, which is currently being developed by the game’s original company Bandai Namco Entertainment along with Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz’s Wayfarer Studios.
  • Pac-Man previously inspired two television series in the U.S., but a live-action version of the two-dimensional character has yet to be seen.
  • The idea for the live-action Pac-Man hails from Lightbeam Entertainment’s Chuck Williams, who was also behind the live-action “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie.

A live-action Pac-Man is coming to the big screen. 

The classic arcade game from the ‘80s is getting its own movie, which is currently being developed by the game’s original company Bandai Namco Entertainment along with Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz’s Wayfarer Studios.

Chinese sci-fi movie ‘Moon Man’ becomes biggest movie in the world after $129 million weekend

  • Chinese sci-fi movie “Moon Man” grossed $129 million in China, reaching the top spot on the worldwide box office over the weekend.
  • DC’s animated movie "League of Super Pets," which follows the adventures of Superman’s dog, followed behind at $41 million internationally.
  • Over 1.4 million fans rated “Moon Man” as “want to see” on Chinese tracking platforms.
  • It has since gone on to score a 9.4 and 9.5 out of 10 on film sites Maoyan and Taopiaopiao, respectively.
  • With local projections estimating the film to earn over $640 million before exiting the Chinese market, “Moon Man” is on pace to become the country’s sixth-largest film of all time, giving its film industry the boost it needs.

The Chinese sci-fi movie “Moon Man” outshined all others at the global box office over the weekend. 

The film grossed $129 million over the weekend, according to Comscore, and that’s only from the Chinese market. DC’s animated movie “League of Super Pets,” which follows the adventures of Superman’s dog, lagged behind at $41 million internationally. 

Vanessa Hudgens wants to make a movie about the struggles her immigrant Filipino mom faced

Vanessa Hudgens

Hollywood star Vanessa Hudgens recently revealed that she dreams of one day developing a movie about her mother’s experience as a Filipino immigrant in the U.S.

A story worth sharing: Hudgens, who graces this month’s cover of Glamour UK, shared in an interview with the magazine that she would like to create a film about the challenges that her mom, Gina Guangco-Hudgens, faced after moving to the U.S. at the age of 25.

Chinese film depicting the ‘War to Resist American Aggression’ may be 2021’s world box office king

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A new war film commissioned by the Chinese government is raking in a record amount of money at the Chinese box office and is en route to becoming the world’s top-grossing film of 2021.

What the movie is about: The “Battle at Lake Changjin” is a three-hour-long epic that depicts the brutal 17-day battle between China’s People’s Volunteer Army (PVA) and the U.S. X Corps in North Korea during the Korean War.

‘Shang-Chi’ becomes only the third movie of the COVID-19 era to reach $400 million globally

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After reaching $200 million domestically, “Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings” has surpassed the $400-million barrier, making it only the third Hollywood movie to reach the milestone during the COVID-19 era.

The achievement: The 25th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a total of $401 million globally last week, making it the third movie after “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Fast and Furious 9” to garner that much money during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to We Got This Covered.

‘No Time to Die’ director Cary Fukunaga says ‘a lot of people upset’ no matter who plays Bond after Daniel Craig

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Cary Fukunaga is the second filmmaker of Asian descent and the first Asian American to direct a James Bond movie with “No Time to Die,” and he hopes his involvement in the franchise inspires young people to break into filmmaking.

Lee Tamahori, a filmmaker of Maori ancestry, directed “Die Another Day” in 2002. But in an interview with NextShark, Fukunaga said he does not think of himself as special for his racial identity.

‘Blue Bayou’ director Justin Chon responds to accusations he appropriated Korean adoptee Adam Crapser’s story

Justin Chon and Adam Crapser

Director, actor and writer Justin Chon is facing accusations from Korean adoptees and an adoptee advocacy group that claim he appropriated Korean adoptee Adam Crapser’s story.

Crapser’s statement: On Sept. 17, Chon’s film “Blue Bayou” hit theaters across the country after it received a glowing reception from Asian stars who attended its premiere a few days prior. 

With a staggering box office total of nearly $200M, ‘Shang-Chi’ is officially the biggest film of 2021

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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which features Marvel Studio’s first leading Asian superhero, is now the biggest movie of 2021 and the pandemic era, in the U.S. 

Power figures: The film, which stars Simu Liu as the titular superhero, took in $13.3 million in its fourth weekend and overtook fellow Marvel film “Black Widow” as the year’s domestic box office leader, reported CNN

Taiwanese star Chang Chen impressed with Timothée Chalamet speaking Mandarin lines ‘perfectly’ in ‘Dune’

Dune star Chang Chen impressed by Timothee Chalamet

Chang Chen, who rose to fame in Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” is praising one of his co-stars for their Mandarin skills in the upcoming science-fiction epic, “Dune.”

Speaking Mandarin: Chen told CNA Lifestyle in an interview that accepting the role of Dr. Wellington Yueh, the personal physician for the Atreides family, in the latest live-action adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel was an “easy decision.”