ASIAN FILM - Video
07:00 - 21st May 2012, by David West

Andy Lau Unveils His Latest Caper in Switch

The Internet has recently been awash with talk that Andy Lau is to join the cast of Iron Man 3. But the megastar has not been sitting around waiting for that to happen.

Instead he's been shooting the big budget, globe-hopping action thriller Switch.

The trailer was recently revealed at the Cannes Film Festival and it looks ever so slightly mad. There are roller-skating girls in hot pants who are also lethal assassins, base-jumping off the world's tallest building, car chases, romance and Andy working the charisma in impossibly suave super-secret agent mode.

The plot involves special agent Xiao Jinhan (Andy Lau) and insurance company employee Lin Yuyan (Zhang Jingchu) on a mission to recover the two halves of the world-famous painting Dwelling In The Fuchun Mountains which have been stolen. The cast includes Tong Dawei and Taiwanese model and actress Lin Chi-ling both of whom were in John Woo's Red Cliff.

Switch is expected to open in Asia in October and, given Andy's huge star power, it will no doubt be a smash.

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