Well GO USA Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to Xu Zheng’s “Lost in Hong Kong.” The company will roll out the comedy film in a day-and-date release plan for China and the U.S. starting Friday, September 25.
“Lost in Hong Kong” stars Zheng as Xu Lai, a former artist living out a mediocre lifestyle with his wife, Cai Bo (Zhao Wei). Planning to reunite with his first love on an upcoming trip, Xu’s life gets thrown into disarray when he finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that proves to be stranger than fiction.
The film’s predecessor, “Lost in Thailand,” was the highest grossing film released in China in 2012, and it is currently the second highest grossing Chinese-language film in history, so expectations are quite high for the sequel.
“We’re very pleased to bring ‘Lost in Hong Kong’ to North American audiences,” said Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go USA Entertainment. “Xu Zheng is an amazing talent and creative force behind two of China’s top 10 highest-grossing films. ‘Lost in Thailand’ was a huge hit with fans, and this sequel is an exciting addition to our slate.”
The deal was brokered between Pfardrescher and Enlight Pictures.