Keanu Reeves has secured financing and distribution for Man of Tai Chi, an action-drama that will mark the actor’s directorial debut, Variety reports.
The deal with Village Roadshow Pictures Asia will help get the film, about a young man in Beijing “whose fighting skill brings him to a realm of vast opportunities and painful choices,” into more Asian markets.
Martial artist Tiger Chen, who was on the stunt team for the two Matrix sequels and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, will star as the hero. Word is that Reeves will be playing the villain, but nothing official has been announced. Now that the film has the greenlight, production is looking to start filming in Beijing in February.
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