Taiwanese singer/actor/producer Jay Chou makes his second dive into the international film industry with his grandiose film, The Rooftop. The previous Green Lantern actor, alongside actors Wang Xueqi, Eric Tsang, and Alan Ko, plays the part of a carefree music lover lover in a fantasy world where society is split up into two groups. The first group is the carefree, singing throughout the day rooftop lovers just like himself while the second group, the bourgeois class resides below the rooftops with possession over power and money. Jay Chou’s character is caught in a love battle when he falls in love with a girl from the bourgeois class and will defy all odds in order to be with the woman he loves.
The grand scale film, inspired by both Bollywood and old Hollywood is set to debut in the USA on Monday, July 15th at Asia Society, as part of the New York Asian Film Festival. Asia Society is located at 725 Park Avenue, at East 70th Street. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Asia Society box office or online. Tickets are $11 for non-members, $9 for Seniors, and $9 for students with identification.