‘Mulan’ Stunt Double Starring In New Kung Fu Feature From ‘Freaks VS. The Reich’ Director
What you’re seeing above is proof that stunt performer Liu Yaxi is the real deal on the action front, as she’s done accordingly for lead actress Crystal Liu on Disney’s live-action Mulan. Her latest move now brings her talents to Rome’s Piazza Vittorio quarter set in Italy for a title-TBA kung fu movie, now filming from They Call Me Jeeg and Freaks VS. The Reich director Gabiele Mainetti.
Details from Variety’s Nick Vivarelli:
Set in the cosmopolitan melting pot of Rome’s Piazza Vittorio hood, Mainetti’s latest work will see two very different souls intersect. One is the son of an indebted local restaurant owner who disappeared with his lover. The other is a young mysterious woman who has just arrived in the Italian capital in search of her missing sister.
“United by fate, the two will find themselves catapulted into the slums of Rome’s criminal underbelly,” reads the synopsis.
“To survive they will have to fight side by side in an overwhelming no-holds-barred adventure, challenging armies of ruthless criminals, but above all, ancient prejudices, and cultural diversity.”
Also starring are Enrico Borello, Sabrina Ferilli, Marco Giallini and Luca Zingaretti, from a script co-penned by Mainetti, and scribes Stefano Bises and David Serino. Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Gangarossa are producing the film for Wildside with Vision Distribution repping the Italian kung fu feature at the Marche du Film. Vision is also producing along with a Sky Company, and Mainetti’s Goon Films shingle in collaboration with Germany’s DCM, according to the report.
Read more at Variety.
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