Wong Kar-Wai’s currently working on the biopic of legendary Wing Chun performer, the Ip Man, titled “The Grand Master.”
Starring regular Wong collaborator Tony Leung Chiu-wai as the titular character, the film began shooting in September after a training accident. Casting calls were still being put out for future shooting — clearly evidence of Wong’s slow and methodical production techniques.
Series of Tweets and comments from former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion MMA fighter Cung Le (Tekken, Pandorum, Bodyguards And Assassins) appear to confirm that he has several projects lined up for the near future and on one of them he is currently working in Hong Kong working – Wong Kar Wai‘s The Grand Master. According to the fighter he will be working in Hong Kong until early November and then will return to complete his scenes shortly after Christmas. Wong Kar Wai’s biopic of martial arts master Ip Man fight choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping.
For now As well as Leung Chiu-wai, Wong has put together a strong cast including Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of A Geisha,” “House of Flying Daggers,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon“), who replaced Brigitte Lin as Ip’s wife, as well as the likes of Zhao Benshan, Song-Hye-kyo, Julian Cheun Chi-lam and Chang Chen. Another late addition to cast is iconic martial arts actor Bruce Leung, who revealed in an interview last month that he will play one of the masters of Wing Chun.