In October 2016, news broke out that our beloved national shuttler, Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei, is set to receive his very own biopic.
Numerous casting calls were then carried out to find the perfect guy to play the world’s former number one badminton player. A lot of people also started speculating as to who will star or appear in the movie.
Fast forward to December last year, the trailer for the Chong Wei’s biography finally dropped and it looks very promising. They’ve also managed to find a guy that looks a lot like Chong Wei when he was younger!
Local actor Rosyam Nor has been entrusted with the role of one of the most important people in Chong Wei’s career – Datuk Misbun Sidek.
Well, we all know that Chong Wei has been smashing records on badminton courts and high-profile tournaments, but soon, he’ll also be breaking records in the entertainment industry.
The movie, aptly titled Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend
, will premiere in cinemas nationwide on 15 March.
It's grand premiere will be held on 9 March
at the 87,500-capacity Bukit Jalil National Stadium
The early premiere will become the biggest movie gala in Malaysia’s entertainment history as it is expected to draw 30,000 fans
to catch the screening on a gigantic LED screen – a great feat which we feel deserves a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records.
Psst, we heard that the man himself will also be there for the premiere, so be sure to secure your tickets once it goes on sale!
No word yet on how you can get tickets to the record-breaking premiere, but be sure to check GSC Movies
or Lee Chong Wei Movie
official Facebook pages.