News Report: Chow Tried to Get Edison Chen, Kitty Zhang in DB
posted on 2007-12-18 13:42 EST
Dragon Ball producer said to have been unable to add more Chinese stars
The Japanese news website Searchina picked up on Chinese newspaper reports on December 17 that Stephen Chow, the director of Shaolin Soccer and a producer on Twentieth Century Fox's live-action Dragonball movie, unsuccessfully tried to bring more Chinese actors into the cast of Dragonball. The reports name Edison Chen (Infernal Affairs, Initial D, The Grudge 2) and Kitty Zhang Yuqi (Chow's upcoming CJ7) among the actors and actresses that Chow attempted to hire for the production. The movie is an adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. The announced cast includes Justin Chatwin (Son Goku), James Marsters (Piccolo), Jamie Chung (Chi Chi), Emmy Rossum (Bulma), Eriko Tamura (Mai), and Joon Park (Yamcha).