Edison Chen is putting his infamous sex scandal behind him and starring in movies again, to the chagrin of all of us who willfully believed he would in fact quit showbiz. The 28-year-old star will feature in an English-language comedy “Almost Perfect” alongside Chinese-American actress Kelly Hu (of Sammo Hung’s Martial Law fame).
The movie, a romantic comedy with the tagline “finding puppy love at 34,” is scheduled to come out in 2010. According to Icon v. Icon, the plot goes thusly:
“Almost Perfect” is the story of Vanessa, a 30-something New York career woman. After too many years of being everybody’s go-to girl, she finally gets a chance at love when she meets a man who’s almost perfect for her.
But, just as she starts to consider the possibility of romance, her family suddenly comes undone. As she juggles a high-maintenance “fashionista” sister on the brink, a surf-bum brother hiding out, an overly-intellectual mother who knows it all, a retired father on a quest for meaning — and the nearly perfect boyfriend who gets fed up with it all — Vanessa discovers that the person she really needs to save is herself.
We’re guessing Edison will be playing the role of the “nearly perfect boyfriend.” We wonder what his only flaw will be – a pervy penchant for unpropitious photos perhaps?
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