Glee actor joins Crouching Tiger sequel

Glee actor joins Crouching Tiger sequel

Get ready to see Lea Michele do some wire fighting, as kung fu meets Broadway in the sequel to the top-grossing foreign language film of all... okay, just kidding. It’s actually Harry Shum Jr., who plays football player-turned-dancer Mike Chang on Glee, who will be joining the follow-up to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon that Harvey Weinstein started putting together last year.

Shum joins a cast that includes Donnie Yen, a Hong Kong martial arts/action star who’s been seen by American audiences in Shanghai Knights, Blade 2, and Chinese crossover hit Hero; and Michelle Yeoh, who will return to the role of Yu Shu Lien. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny will be based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, the final book in Wang Du Lu’s Crane Iron Pentalogy, a series that also includes Crouching Tiger’s source material. While Ang Lee won’t be returning to the director’s chair, he should have a more than capable replacement in Yuen Woo-Ping, the legendary fight coordinator who created the original film’s much-imitated choreography.

The new film will be set 20 years after the original, as Yu and three other heroes—Silent Wolf (Yen), Tie-Fang (Shum), and an as-yet-uncast Snow Vase—most prevent the sword at the center of the first film, Green Destiny, from again falling into the wrong hands.

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