The long-awaited 2022 Chinese New Year movie “Ah Girls Go Army” finally be released in Malaysia! A special thanks to Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai, who sponsored more than one million Ringgit in this movie.
Singapore director Jack Neo will helm a movie about female recruits undergoing national service (NS) titled Ah Girls Go Army. It is slated to premiere on Chinese New Year in 2022, which will fall on Feb 1.
In the new movie, women have to be conscripted into the military as there are not enough men in Singapore.
In a press release on Wednesday (Sept 29), Neo said: “Singaporeans are very fortunate; we live in a relatively safe and stable world. But what if the population of young people drops below the level that we need to sustain our defense? We know that the birth rate of our society is declining each year.
“Can our Singaporean women step up to the challenge of defending our nation, the same as we ask of our men? This is what I want to explore in our new movie. In a lot of ways, this mirrors the first batch of young men who were called up for NS way back in 1967.”
Neo revealed the 14 fresh faces who will join actress Apple Chan, 32, who appeared in Ah Boys To Men 4 (2017) and will reprise her role as Lieutenant Zhang.
Another new recruit is influencer Samantha Tan, who was recently drawn into the scandal involving Night Owl Cinematics, when its co-founder Sylvia Chan allegedly used vulgar language on her in leaked messages.
Others in the movie, include ex-model Shirli Ling, actress-host Farah Farook and Miss Vasantham finalist Eswari Gunasagar.
Mediacorp actor Glenn Yong, 25, was also unveiled as the thorn among the roses, as he takes on the role of a platoon sergeant.
In addition, 5 artists from AMM Asia Momentum Media (Malaysia), Belle Chua Bei Er, Veracia Yong, Yong Yu, Vanessa Tiara Tay and Juliet Hor, were selected to participate in the film. Among the 14 actors is Xixi Lim, an actress who has appeared in local dramas and movies, as an overweight and lazy recruit.