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Since the holiday film release BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING) began production, the "nine king one queen" cast has become the hot topic. A new addition is the "basketball giant" Bateer, who plays a street vendor in the film. He would protect Dr. Sun Yat-Sen along with Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Leon Lai Ming. Bateer arrived in Shanghai late at night and headed directly to the costume fitting. For the 2.11 meter tall basketball player costume fitting was not easy. The costume director looked for help from a taller assistant. Bateer joked, "None of you has seen such a tall street vendor!" When he ran into Tse Ting Fung, Fan Bingbing and Li Yuchun on the set, everyone chatted and joked with him with respect.