THE story of a Chinese tramp who became an unlikely overnight celebrity after his photograph was posted on the internet is to be made into a film.
Last year, 34-year-old Cheng Guorong spent his days scouring the streets of the eastern city of Ningbo for food and rummaging through rubbish for discarded plastic bottles and cigarette butts.With a scraggly beard and long tousled hair, he used bright scraps of fabric as a belt and wore a grubby sheepskin-lined overcoat over a faux leather jacket.
Mr Cheng's life changed dramatically after an amateur photographer posted pictures of him on the Chinese internet. His prominent cheekbones and bohemian clothes quickly won him a legion of fans who called him ''China's sexiest tramp'' and, most often, ''Brother Sharp''. More...