Snipes kicks off martial arts film

He'll produce and star in martial arts movie

Amid his ongoing tax problems, Wesley Snipes is staying active.

The thesp has signed to star in the martial arts comedy “Master Daddy” and produce through his Maandi Media Entertainment with Tayrona Entertainment Group. Dan Meachum and James Ordonez are also producing.

The film will feature cameos and performances from dozens of martial arts and fighting arts stars including Chuck Norris, Chiba, Frazier, Gracie, Hung, Inosanto, Jaa, Rhee, Kim, Lee Mosely, Bob Wall, Rampage, Anderson Silva and Ron Van Cleff. Musicians Rock Steady, Jabbawakkies and Quest Crew will also perform.

“This multi-racial action comedy is a mix of ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ and ‘Meet the Parents,'” Snipes said. Tayrona is co-financing and will distribute in Latin America. Pic begins production this fall for a 2011 release. “Daddy” is the third film collaboration between Maandi Media and Tayrona following “Chronicles of the Mayan Tunnel” and “Havana Heat.”

A federal appeals court upheld Snipes’ conviction of failing to file federal income tax this summer.

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