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Edison Chen (陳冠希) and Stephen Chow (周星馳) smile for the press at the premiere of CJ7 <长江7号>, 23 January 2008, Times Square, Hong Kong. The good times were not to last – Edison was unceremoniously dumped from Stephen's movie Jump <跳出去>, 05 February 2008, as a result of the recent sex photo scandal
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Edison Chen Dumped From Movie

6 February 2008
Gerry Ho

Edison Chen (陳冠希) had his scenes in an upcoming movie pulled yesterday, as a result of the recent sex photos scandal that has implicated him and famale celebrities, including Gillian Chung (鍾欣桐), Bobo Chan (陳文媛), Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) and Yu Chiu (趙頌茹).

Columbia Pictures announced that its film Jump <跳出去>, a joint production with Stephen Chow (周星馳)'s company Star Overseas, which was due for release 1 May, has now been put back until 1 October. The Hong Kong-made film was to star Edison alongside Kitty Zhang (張雨綺).

Stephen, who is currently out of town, has yet to comment.

A spokesperson for Star Overseas confirmed that some scenes from the movie are to be reshot, but did not say whether or not the actor to be replaced is Edison.

Director Stephen Fung (馮德倫) confirmed that he had received the news from Star Overseas. He said that he now awaits the return of Stephen Chow and the arrival of a Columbia Pictures representative, so they can recast. He added that he was completely satisfied with the professionalism of all actors who had worked on the film. However, he refused to comment on the scandal involving Edison.

Edison had apologized for the scandal in a video message released on Monday.
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