Wuxia film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 <卧虎藏龙2>, will begin shooting this August. Based on current reports, the cast features Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Michelle Yeoh (楊紫瓊), Nicholas Tse (谢霆锋), and Xia Zitong (夏梓桐).
The film company has allegedly contacted Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) earlier, only to have her reject the filming offer. With high hopes to have her reprise her role, the company will reportedly ask a second time. However, Zhang Ziyi’s schedule for the rest of the year appears to be full and she seems to lack interest in the film. Therefore, it is quite unlikely she will end up accepting the role.
In the first installment, Zhang Ziyi was cast as Yu Jiaolong, the daughter of the prosperous Yu family. Reportedly, Nicholas will be portraying the son of Yu Jiaolong in the upcoming sequel, with Xia Zitong as his girlfriend. When his manager Mani Fok (霍汶希) was asked for details, she shared, “He will be playing Zhang Ziyi’s son, but nothing is confirmed yet. His schedule is very hard to arrange.” For two months starting in June, Nicholas will be busy in Thailand with Chow Yun Fat (周润发) to film another movie produced by Wong Jing (王晶).
According to reports, Nicholas was given the opportunity to star in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 because the script is written entirely in English. Having studied in Canada as a student, Nicholas is able to speak English fluently. Nicholas is expected to earn approximately 15 million RMB through the role.
This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.