On August 15, Chinese media outlet Sina released an exclusive report stating that Kris (Wu Yi Fan) will be working with Zong Shuai, who is said to be the vice president of a production company that invested in the Chinese film directed by John Woo titled “The Crossing.” Zong Shuai is a famous figure in the Chinese entertainment industry and is known for being a part of management for Chen Kun, Deng Chao, BoBo Gan, Vivian Hsu, and many other Chinese stars.
According to a report by another Chinese media outlet Sohu, Zong Shuai came into contact with Kris in June, after he had filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, and the two agreed to work with one another after discussion.
On the day that this news was publicized, Zong Shuai was with Kris when he returned to Beijing after wrapping up filming in Prague for his first movie “Somewhere Only We Know.” It is said that Zong Shuai was playing the role of Kris’s manager, as he stayed by his side at the airport upon his arrival, making room for Kris to pass through the crowd of fans and reporters.
As Kris is still in the middle of his legal dispute, his situation calls for caution in regard to signing with a new agency. This may be the reason that Zong Shuai explained to local press that he will only be guiding Kris as a figure in the industry, and not as a manager.
In addition to his debut film “Somewhere Only We Know” and recently announced movie “Xiao You Qiao Mu,” alongside former Super Junior member Hangeng and actor Joo Won, it is also being reported that Kris has plans to possibly release his very own EP within this year as well.