The star of the No. 1 movie in America appears to be headed to Wilmington for his next film project.
Simu Liu, star of the hit Marvel superhero film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” is listed as a co-star of romance film “One True Loves” on the movie’s IMDB page.
The Wilmington Regional Film Commission recently put “One True Loves” on its website as being in pre-production in Wilmington.
Liu has gotten raves for his performance as a martial arts expert in “Shang-Chi,” which roared to the top of the Labor Day weekend box office, breaking records for the holiday weekend and for a film released during the pandemic.
Locally, no one’s saying much about “One True Loves,” although a June story in film industry publication Variety said it stars Phillipa Soo and Luke Bracey, along with Liu, in the story of a woman who must choose between the husband she thought was dead and her new fiance.
The Variety halloween kills story also said “One True Loves” was “set to begin after summer in Massachusetts,” but that would appear to have changed with the film popping up on the local film commission website.
That could mean a whole lot of star power landing in Wilmington this fall, with Oscar-nominated actors Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon coming to town to star as country legends Tammy Wynette and George Jones in TV series “George & Tammy.”
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Wilmington-shot horror film “Halloween Kills” made its festival debut at the Venice International Film Festival this week, spawning some news about the 12th movie in the long-running “Halloween” franchise.
For starters, “Halloween Kills,” which shot in Wilmington in 2019 and was directed by David Gordon Green, will now premiere Oct. 15 on NBC/Universal’s Peacock streaming service in addition to Halloween Kills its previously announced debut in theaters on that same date.
Also, “Halloween Kills” actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who of course starred as horror icon Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” back in 1978, received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice festival.
Hollywood Reporter critic David Rooney compared the movie to “a latex ghoul mask so stretched and shapeless it no longer fits,” a reference to iconic, mask-wearing “Halloween” villain Michael Myers. But Screen International critic Wendy Ide deemed the film “competent and generally pretty entertaining.”
In addition to Curtis, it returns Kyle Richards and Nancy Stephens, who appeared in the 1978 original. Judy Greer (“Jurassic World”) plays Curtis’ on-screen daughter and Andi Matichak plays her granddaughter.