After a year of filming and preparation, Zhang Mo’s (张艺谋) new romantic comedy Suddenly Seventeen <28岁未成年> is now airing in theaters.
The film, starring Ni Ni (倪妮), Wallace Huo (霍建華), Ma Su (马苏), and Darren Wang (王大陸), tells the story of 28-year-old white-collar worker Liang Xia (Ni Ni) who, after failing to propose to her boyfriend of 10 years Mao Liang (Wallace Huo), suddenly transforms back into her 17-year-old self and falls in love with another man, Yan Yan (Darren Wang). The script is based on the short novel of the same name. It was also adapted into a television web drama, which aired earlier this year.
The film, which premiered on December 9, has released a series of character posters depicting Ni Ni as fairy tale princess, with Wallace Huo and Darren Wang as princes fighting for her affections.
Suddenly Seventeen is the directorial debut of Zhang Mo, Zhang Yimou’s (张艺谋) daughter. Ni Ni was also the star of Zhang Yimou’s 2011 film The Flowers of War <金陵十三钗>, her film debut.
Zhang Mo’s directorial debut “Suddenly Seventeen” stars Ni Ni, Wallace Huo, and Ma Su, with a special appearance by Darren Wang.