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Tay Teck Lock to replace Yasmin Ahmad as Director of Go Thaddeus!

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Tay Teck Lock, the director of “Money No Enough” has been set to take on a new film, “Go, Thaddeus!”, after its original director, Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, passed away last year at the age of 51.

His last film, “Money No Enough”, starring comedians Mark Lee and Jack Neo, is the highest grossing Singaporean film yet, which made S$5.8 million in 1998.

Tay’s new project however, is something different.  “Go, Thaddeus!” is an inspirational based on the life story of Singaporean Thaddeus Cheong, a triathlete who died after completing the June 2007 SEA Games time trials.

rtfdBelinda Wee, 45, is the aunt of Thaddeus and author of his biography, “Running The Full Distance: Thaddeus Cheong”.  The film adaptation was still in its pre-production stage when director Yasmin Ahmad passed on after suffering a stroke.

After Yasmin’s death, Tay was brought in to work on the first draft of the script, and subsequently asked to direct it.

Tay says, “I hope that this movie can bring across a message about healing and relationships and how we accept, forgive and move on.”

Stay tuned for more information.

Sources: The Straits Times, www.gothaddeus.com.

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