Jet Li to Produce and Star in a New Movie about Tai Chi
February 21, 2011
Jet Li has been confirmed to focus his new
movie on the Chinese martial arts of Tai Chi.Production company Huayi Brothers announced the film on Monday,
February 21, 2011. With the working title, "Tai-Chi", the film will star Jet Li
as a legendary Tai Chi master.
Li built one of his most successful roles with his portrayal of Tai-Chi master
Zhang Sanfeng in Yuen Woo-Ping's 1993 film "Tai-Chi Master" ("Taiji Zhang
Sanfeng"). Huayi Brothers didn't elaborate on Li's new character, but said it
won't reprise Zhang Sanfeng.
Jet Li will be the executive producer of the film with Chen Kuo-Fu.
The kung-fu star has been dedicated to promoting Tai Chi. He announced in
August, 2010 that he was working to help Tai-Chi push-hands (a two-person
training routine) become an official Olympic sport.