12 Oct – Actress Zhang Ziyi may be the one to star opposite Keanu Reeves in "Man of Tai Chi", as the film crew will select its leading actress from Ziyi, Gong Li and Zhou Xun, according to the May Daily website.
The Hollywood heartthrob apparently liked Ziyi's performance in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and her ability to speak English clearly gives her the edge over Zhou Xun.
Seeing as there will be Kung Fu action in the flick, Ziyi who is more athletic than the 45-year-old Gong Li would also be another obvious choice.
As Reeves' directorial debut, the Mandarin-English-language film will feature Reeves himself as the villain and Tiger Chen, a cast member of "The Matrix", as the other leading actor.
Reeves, who is one-quarter Chinese, will fly to Beijing next month to prepare for the film. He will reportedly have a tight schedule of learning taichi, karate and boxing.