SIMON YAM SECURES SEQUEL VILLAIN ROLE
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[ November 10th 2002 ]

According to the official Simon Yam web site, the Hong Kong born actor has accepted a role in the upcoming sequel to Paramount Pictures' blockbuster Tomb Raider (2001) starring Oscar winner Angelina Jolie. Yam, with over 125 movies and 35 television roles packed into a portfolio spanning 25 years, will star opposite Jolie in Par's The Cradle Of Life as Lara Croft's evil adversary Chen Lo, responsible for orchestrating a battalion of henchmen in possession of a magical crystal relentlessly sought by the British aristocrat.

Simon Yam began filming in England on October 21st before flying out to Hong Kong where large portions of the movie have been shot against the panoramic backdrop of Victoria Harbour. According to the site, when quizzed on his salary for the movie, he smiled. and would only disclose that the sum was more than he would get in Hong Kong. He added that his main concern is perfecting his English pronunciation and grammar.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life chronicles the adventures of British aristocrat Lara croft sent on a perilous mission to rescue the world from the exploits of an evil Chinese crime syndicate led by oriental crime lord Chen Lo. The movie opens with an explosive underwater action scene involving a desperate struggle for a sacred ancient spear guarded by Chen Lo's evil henchmen and a mission to overthrow new villain Reiss from deploying an army of biological drones to wreak havoc on the world.

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