Johnnie To to Start Filming New Movie “Linger”,

Hong Kong director Johnnie To will start shooting his new movie "Linger" after he returns from Toronto and Venice film festivals in mid-September .

To’s new movie "Exiled," about hit men who pursue a target in Macau, is competing for the Golden Lion award at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

The assistant, Ding Yuin-Shan, said Tuesday, "The soonest he can start is when he comes back from Venice and Toronto and To is expected to return to Hong Kong in mid-September."

The Venice Film Festival runs from Wednesday to Sept. 9, while the Toronto event is scheduled for Sept. 7-16.

Ding added that To had cast mainland Chinese actress Li Bingbing and Taiwan boy band F4 member Vic Chou, but declined to give any plot details.

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