Hong Kong fi­nan­cial thriller be­gins film­ing in Cy­ber­jaya

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

HONG KONG fi­nan­cial thriller Trad­ing Floor has be­gun its film­ing here in Cy­ber­jaya and is ex­pected to wrap up later this month.

The five-episode, hour-long se­ries is writ­ten and di­rected by K.K. Wong, who pre­vi­ously helmed 2014’s po­lit­i­cal drama The Elec­tion on the now-de­funct chan­nel HKTV.

It fea­tures a stel­lar cast in­clud­ing vet­eran ac­tors Fran­cis Ng and Liu Kai Chi; Jacky Cai, You Nan and Joseph Chang.

No stranger to the Chi­nese en­ter­tain­ment scene, Ng, 55, who plays a pro­fes­sor in the se­ries, said he loved work­ing in Malaysia de­spite the weather.

“The mo­ment I stepped out of the air-con­di­tioned room, my shirt will be soaked in sweat. But I love the work­ing en­vi­ron­ment here,” he said at the film­ing set lo­cated at a pri­vate univer­sity in Cy­ber­jaya re­cently.

The ac­tor has starred in a string of shows on tele­vi­sion as well as the big screen, such as Tri­umph In The Skies, Old Time Buddy and Line Walker.

Ng loves go­ing on a food trail when he is not work­ing.

“I’ve been stuff­ing my­self with all the good food since I ar­rived here more than a week ago. Just name me any Malaysian fa­mous dishes and I can say that I’ve tried them all,” he said be­fore im­pres­sively nam­ing the pop­u­lar dishes in­clud­ing the grilled chicken wings in Jalan Alor, prawn and Hokkien stir-fried noo­dles.

Trad­ing Floor will also see stars like Car­los Chan, Poon Chang Le­ung, Anita Chui and Justin Che­ung. Ac­tors Pa­trick Tam and Mag­gie Che­ung making spe­cial ap­pear­ances.

The se­ries fol­lows a team of fi­nan­cial ex­perts in their at­tempt to con­quer the fi­nan­cial mar­ket.

The se­ries re­volves around mar­ket trad­ing, but Ng is never one to be in­ter­ested in stock mar­ket in­vest­ment.

Trad­ing Floor is pro­duced by Fo­cus Tele­vi­sion, which is owned by singer, ac­tor and pro­ducer Andy Lau.

The se­ries which marks Fox Net­works Group’s first foray in Asia high-end orig­i­nal minis­eries pro­duc­tion, is ex­pected to premiere later this year on Hyp­pTV SCM (chan­nel 228).

For more up­dates on the show, visit www.facebook.com/trad­ingfloorhk and www.instagram.com/thetrad­ingfloor. By Loong Wai Ting

PIC BY MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN

Trad­ing Floor cast (from left) Le­ung

Kin Ping, Jiang Qilin, Yu Nan, Fran­cis Ng, Joseph Chang, Jacky Cai, Alan Luk and Liu Kai Chi in Cy­ber­jaya yes­ter­day.

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