Who Will Be The New Wong Fei-hung In Roy Chow's RISE OF THE LEGEND

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Who Will Be The New Wong Fei-hung In Roy Chow's RISE OF THE LEGEND
One of the most popular kung fu icons of all time is returning to the big screen, with director Roy Chow (pictured above) resurrecting the legend of Wong Fei-hung for his upcoming Rise Of The Legend. Previously played by the likes of Jet Li and Jackie Chan, Wong's historical roots are as an actual martial arts instructor - Lau Kar Leung's family trained in his school - but over the years Wong has been elevated to the status of a true folk hero and is often portrayed as standing strong against foreign influences in China.

Given the history of major stars playing the character there is obviously a great deal of interest in who is taking on the role this time but - despite the film already being in production - the producers aren't saying. What do we know? Bill Kong is producing with former Ang Lee assistant Roy Chow directing. Christine To (Jiang Hu, Fearless, True Legend) has written the script. Cory Yuen is handling action choreography. And included in supporting roles are Sammo Hung, Zhang Jin and Jing Boran.
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