HONG KONG — Hollywood star Chow Yun-Fat is making his first film in native Hong Kong in a decade, saying he would forgo a higher pay check in the U.S. because he liked the part and wanted to work with the director.
The “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star agreed to appear in Ann Hui’s “The Aunt’s Postmodern Life,” playing a swindler who falls in love with a potential victim played by Siqin Gaowa.
“I agreed to this movie because I haven’t worked with Ann in a long time. I admire her and Siqin Gaowa a lot. Plus the role I was offered in this movie is something new. I’ve never played a swindler before, so I want to try,” Chow told the Apple Daily newspaper for Sunday’s editions.
The newspaper said Chow is also due to film a movie on an ancient Chinese war with fellow Hong Konger John Woo and another production on an ancient Chinese empress with famed Chinese art-house director Zhang Yimou.
He is also slated to appear in the third installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.”