Lucas Tse, the three-year-old son of Hong Kong star couple Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse, is following in his parents' show-business footsteps.
Lucas will join his actress mother in a comedy film provisionally named "The Invaluable Treasure" ("Wu Jia Zhi Bao"), the "West China Metropolis Daily" reports, citing He Shiping, President of the film's investment company, Emei Film Group.
In his acting debut, Lucas will play a child who travels to a small island with his parents and encounters a gang.
Cecilia Cheung plays the boy's mother in the film. Other cast members and the director have yet to be announced.
The film is set for release next summer, He Shiping said.
Born on August 2, 2007, to one of the most sought-after celebrity couples in Chinese show business, Lucas has always been a target of the paparazzi. He made headlines in June at the Shanghai International Film Festival where he appeared with his mother to promote the cartoon version of Stephen Chow's sci-fi comedy "CJ7". The mother-son pair had lent their voices to the movie's theme song.
This May, Cheung gave birth to her second child, a boy named Quintus. Soon afterwards, she launched a high-profile comeback with reportedly sky-high figure contracts for three films, including Raymond Wong's "All's Well, Ends Well".
Lucas's father, Nicholas Tse, appears in the action film "Shaolin" due out in December.