Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue will play a businessman working for a drug company in My Best Bodyguard, an action thriller that stars Princess Ubolratana, production company Oriental Eyes announced recently.
Yue has previously starred in such films as the Infernal Affairs trilogy, Initial D, Dragon Tiger Gate and Rule Number 1.
The addition of the Hong Kong star comes as Oriental Eyes enters into an international distribution deal with Media Asia Group. In addition to My Best Bodyguard, Media Asia will distribute the upcoming horror thriller 9 Wat (Secret Sunday).
The deal with Media Asia follows a tie-up with Columbia Tristar Buena Vista (Thailand) to handle local distribution of Oriental Eyes' films.
Directed by Sirippakorn Wongchariyawat, My Best Bodyguard stars Princess Ubolratana in a plot that involves a deadly virus. Shahkrit Yamnarm is a gunman who's protecting her. A trailer is at YouTube. The movie is due out around mid-year.
9 Wat (Secret Sunday), blogged about earlier, stars "Noon" Siriphun Wattanajinda and James Mackie, is due out on February 18.
(Via Asian Media Wiki)