Donnie Yen Confirms IP MAN 4, Wilson Yip To Direct
Martial arts star Donnie Yen is currently taking a different turn with his latest role in Jason Kwan’s Chasing The Dragon, a remake of Poon Man-Kit’s To Be Number One in which Yen recently confirmed his as a non-action role. This will be a particular career milestone for fans of the action star who know him prolifically for lighting up the screen in many a martial arts film, and here and now alongside Andy Lau in a role said to have inspired one of his own earlier pseudo-biopictoral films.
Yip, who now adds a seventh title to his credit with Yen in a starring role since S.P.L. (2005), is expected to begin filming the new thriller, tentatively titled Fate which has Sammo Hung directing the action sequences this month for international action star Tony Jaa in a yet undisclosed role. Yen is slated to appear in Gareth Edwards’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, slated for this December 16, 2016, followed by xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage on January 20, 2017.
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