23 Jan – "Killer Not Stupid" marks a number of firsts for Singaporean director Jack Neo. It's the first time he shot a movie in Taiwan, the first time he works on a "killer"-themed movie, and the first time for him to work with Taiwanese singer-actor Jay Shih.
At the press conference held at Malaysia's mmCineplexes eCurve yesterday, the director revealed a funny story of how he came to cast his lead actor Jay.
"I think you're hearing this for the first time too," he told the bemused actor.
He proceeded to tell the story of how during the audition process, when he went to the restroom, he passed by a poster bearing Jay's image and the actor seemed to be staring hard at him. He recognised the actor and decided to ask his crew to contact Jay to come in for the audition.