Although Carina Lau (劉嘉玲) will only be making a special guest appearance in the upcoming Hong Kong-Chinese action comedy From Vegas to Macau III <賭城風雲III>, her character “Molly” will be central to the plot.
The third installment of the From Vegas to Macau film series will be arriving in Hong Kong theaters on February 6, 2016, two days before the Lunar New Year, reports Jayne Stars.
The comedy stars Chow Yun-fat (周潤發), reprising his role as the god of gamblers Ken Shek. It also stars Andy Lau (劉德華), Nick Cheung (張家輝), Li Yuchun (李宇春), Jacky Cheung (張學友), and includes a special guest appearance by Carina Lau, playing Chow Yun-fat’s first love.
Yesterday, the film released a music video for one of its original tracks “Frozen” <停格>, performed by Jacky Cheung. The two-minute video focuses on the love triangle between Ken (Chow Yun-fat), Tin-hang (Jacky Cheung), and Molly (Carina Lau), which is the reason behind Ken and Tin-hang’s antagonistic relationship throughout the film.
“I never get a good ending with Fat Gor,” Carina said at an earlier press conference for the film. “In the previous film, Fat Gor and I were against each other. This one will be the same. Jacky Cheung is in love with me in this film, but I do not love him in return. Honestly, if I get to choose, I rather be Jacky Cheung’s lover.”
“I’ve hurt Carina’s heart too much,” said Chow Yun-fat with a laugh. “I want to love her well this time.”
From Vegas to Macau III opens in Hong Kong theaters on February 6 and mainland Chinese theaters on February 8. It will be competing against The Monkey King 2 <西遊記之孫悟空三打白骨精>, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny <臥虎藏龍：青冥寶劍>, and The Mermaid <美人魚> for China’s Lunar New Year box office champion.