Werner set as an associate producer

Fortissimo Films is boarding Wong Kar Wai’s current project, “The Grandmaster,” with chair Michael J. Werner taking an associate producer role.

The sales outfit will also handle international sales in select territories, including Japan, Korea and India, for the $25 million martial arts pic.

Werner will work closely with producer Jacky Pang Yee Wah to advise on worldwide marketing and release strategy for the film, currently lensing in China.

Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung and Chang Chen star, and Yuen Woo-Ping is the action choreographer.

Wild Bunch is handling international sales outside Asia as well as distribution in France.

In addition, Fortissimo will be extending and expanding its handling of the Jet Tone Films library, which includes titles like “Chung-king Express,” “Fallen Angels” and “Ashes of Time Redux.”

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