1 Aug – You may know Benjamin Kheng as the guitarist of Singapore's famous pop band The Sam Willows, but you're about to know him as an actor soon as he is about to make his film debut in a biopic titled "Wonder Boy".
The biographical film is based on the early years of popular Singaporean pop singer and composer, Dick Lee, who is best known as a Singapore Idol judge.
Kheng will have the honour of playing the younger self of Lee, an aspiring young musician who comes from a rich family and his coming-of-age journey of ambition, love and music.
"Dick, being such a household name in Singapore, there is so much you can find out from the Internet and from people," said Kheng as quoted by Channel News Asia.
"But this story isn't about that. It's about everything that is unseen. It's about a man trying to create a voice for himself," he continued.
This is not the first time Kheng plays the famous music personality. He previously played Lee in TheatreWorks' 2012 musical National Broadway Company and sung several of his famous songs for the production.
The biopic not only focuses on the 59-year-old singer, it will also be his directorial debut where he will co-direct along with Daniel Yam, who directed short films such as "Gift" (2013) and "Promise" (2014).
"Wonder Boy" also stars Constance Song, Julie Tan, Zachary Ibrahim, Ryan Ang and Chen Yi Xi, and is set to be released in cinemas in the third quarter of 2017.
(Photo source: Dick Lee's Instagram)