In another artistic reversal of roles, filmmaker Jack Neo will be starring in a new local production titled Homecoming, playing a cross-dressing role as mother to Ah Niu’s character, no less. The Malaysian singer himself will play a filial son who embarks on a hilarious journey across the Causeway for their yearly reunion dinner. Homecoming is a series of stories about family, and the significance of going home.
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The movie also stars Neo’s long-time friend and colleague Mark Lee, who will don an apron as a demanding chef, who faces trouble wielding the same level of control over his daughter. Popular 100.3 FM radio deejay Huang Wen Hong gets caught between a rock and a hard place as he brings his wife (played by Rebecca Lim) to meet his non-too-easygoing parents.
The movie will be directed by Lee Thean-jeen. He is one of the most established writer-directors in the Singapore independent production industry today, having been directly involved in the production of more than a hundred hours of award-winning television since 2000, either in a writing, directing or editing capacity.
The film, to be distributed by Golden Village Pictures, will open in local cinemas during Chinese New Year on Feb. 3, 2011.