March 16, 2009

Chow Yun-Fat to play Confucius in film

Chow Yun-Fat has been cast as the famous philosopher Confucius in a new film financed by the Chinese government, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The bio-picture about the oft-quoted Confucius, who lived in about 500 B.C., is slated to begin shooting in three weeks. A release date has not been announced, the British broadcaster said.

Chow Yun-Fat's film credits include A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard-Boiled, Anna and the King, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The Hong Kong-born actor will soon be seen in the movie Dragonball Evolution.