Comedy about walk-on actors to be released in cinemas
Published: Jan 26, 2022 11:30 PM
Promotional material for the comedy <em>Too Cool To Kill</em> Photo: Courtesy of Maoyan

Promotional material for the comedy Too Cool To Kill Photo: Courtesy of Maoyan


A Chinese comedy focusing on the lives of walk-on actors will be screened in cinemas across the country on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year as an inspiration for audiences, saluting the less famous members of society.

The inspirational comedy Too Cool To Kill, featuring popular Chinese comedy actress Ma Li, tells the story of a walk-on actor named Wei Chenggong who is given a chance to play the main character in a new movie but accidentally falls into a trap set by a group of gangsters. 

"I hope this movie can bring more hope to the dream chasers, just like our main character Wei, and it will bring joy to us all," said director Xing Wenxiong. "We all have our own script, which is life, and we need to be the captain of our own ship."

Impressed by the jokes and rich storyline in the movie, many reviewers praised it after test screenings across the country. "This is a movie worth watching with the family during Spring Festival, as the story gives a full description of what family love is," said one reviewer on social media.

"I think Wei Chenggong can refer to every ordinary person who is making an effort to get by while chasing their dreams. We might be small people but we get stronger when we're trying to reach our dreams," said another.