Writer: Erny Suzira
Auditions for Lee Chong Wei movie open to all Malaysians
Do you want to act in the Dato' Lee Chong Wei biopic?
14 Feb – "Rise of the Legend", a movie based on the life of Malaysia's badminton hero, Dato' Lee Chong Wei is currently in the making, and producers are looking for candidates to play the role of the sports legend.
A casting call has been posted on the movie's official Facebook page, seeking out suitable candidates to play the role of young Lee Chong Wei as well as other key roles that were influential and important in the life of the badminton champion.
"Rise of the Legend" will be directed by Teng Bee.
There are different requirements for the different roles in filmmaker Teng Bee's film and they are: age, badminton skills, height, size and personality specific, but the candidate that will be playing the role of Lee must be aged between 10 to 18-years-old.
The casting call posted on the "Rise of the Legend" Facebook page.
The auditions are open to all Malaysian of all races and will take place at three locations: Permata Sports Complex in Penang on 5 March, C&Y Sport Badminton Centre in Johor Bahru on 11 March, and Pioneer Sport @ Sunsuria Avenue in Kota Damansara on 18 March.
Cinema Online, 14 February 2017
Candidates are required to bring their identification card (IC) to the auditions while those below 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
"Rise of the Legend" is set to hit the screens in 2018.
(Photo Source: Badmintoncafe.com)
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