Photo of the Day: Kris Wu Selling Luc Besson Adventure Film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


Welcome to Day 4 of this week’s photo theme: Kris Wu selling shit.

Today the internationally acclaimed film star and pop singer Kris Wu is selling futuristic sci-fi blockbuster Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the latest by celebrated Parisian filmmaker Luc Besson. Don’t plan on seeing that myself but from what friends tell me Kris has about 10 minutes of screen time. He’s literally only in it to sell tickets in China. Straight up not on the international poster for this movie, but there he is Photoshopped just above Rihanna at the Megabox theater in Sanlitun, Beijing, as if to say, “Hi, I’m Kris Wu, and I endorse this picture.”

Also this sweet cutout in the movie theater foyer:

Josh Feola
Josh Feola is a US-based writer and musician, and RADII's former Culture Editor. His coverage of Chinese music and art has appeared in The Wire, Dazed, MIT Technology Review, Artsy, Bandcamp Daily and more. He's been active in China's underground music scene since 2010 via his booking platform pangbianr.com, and is a former member of Beijing bands Chui Wan, SUBS, and Vagus Nerve.
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