Glee star Harry Shum Jr. joins the cast of the sequel to the legendary martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The sequel, currently titled as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny, began its production this week and will shoot in New Zealand and China. The Weinstein Company is producing the martial arts drama while it is being directed by master action choreographer Woo-ping Yuen, who is best known for his work in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and The Grandmaster.
Set twenty years after the events of Ang Lee’s masterpiece, the sequel follows “four heroes — Silent Wolf, Yu Shu-lien, Tie-Fang, and Snow Vase — who must use their courage and skills to keep the legendary sword Green Destiny from the hands of the villainous Hades Dai.”
Michelle Yeoh will be reprising her role as Yu Shu-lien, and Donnie Yen has already been cast as Silent Wolf. Meanwhile, Shum will be playing one of the leads as Tie-Fang.
While it’s a bit disconcerting that the script is penned by the screenwriter who wrote The Forbidden Kingdom, we can expect a top-notch performance from Harry and his abs.
Source: Hollywood Reporter