If you want to go back to the post I wrote about Andy Lau when I thought he was in ‘Iron Man 3,’ most of those facts are still valid.
We learned he was some sort of Chinese Businessman who was friends with Tony Stark. Said businessman has his daughter kidnapped which lures Iron Man to China.
Well, that part may still exist, but in an ironic twist, the birth of the actor’s first child keeps him from playing a daddy-in-distress:
Chinese media now report that Lau has pulled out of possible involvement due to the birth of his first child with wife Carol Chu on May 9. The Shanghai-based Oriental Morning Post reported that the producers of the film had contacted Lau but were turned down.
Dan Mintz, one of the producers of the film and the CEO of DMG Entertainment Group, told reporters on Tuesday in Shanghai that one of the Chinese character roles would likely be filled by a male actor over the age of 40 with strong English skills.
With Lau out, the frontrunners for the role are now said to be Chinese actors Chen Daoming and Wu Xiubo. The 57-year-old Chen is highly respected for his versatility and is perhaps best known for playing Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the 2002 film Hero, while the 43-year-old Wu rose to acclaim as the protagonist in the Chinese television drama Before the Dawn.
So – yeah! Go dude from ‘Hero’ or dude from ‘Chinese television drama Before the Dawn’ which sounds a lot like ‘Before Sunrise’ to me, so I’m just going to assume that’s what it was about.
Everything else China-related in this co-production is still on.
via Want China Times