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Dragonball Live-Action Film Casts Jamie Chung as Chi Chi

posted on by Egan Loo
Korean-American actress appeared in The Real World, TV guest roles

The Hollywood Reporter entertainment industry newspaper reports that actress Jamie Chung has signed onto the live-action Dragonball film as the main character Goku's love interest, Chi Chi. Jamie Chung is best known for her appearance on MTV's The Real World, the prototype for many of today's so-called reality television series. In addition to television guest roles, she will also star in the title role in Samurai Girl, a pilot for a possible television series on America's ABC Family network. (This project is based on Carrie Asai's Samurai Girl novels and is unrelated to Reiji Saiga and Sora Inoue's Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School manga.)

The Dragonball movie is based on Akira Toriyama's hit fighting manga that was published in Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazines in both Japan and North America. Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds, The Invisible, Lost television series) has already been cast as Goku, and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Spike, Smallville's Braniac) will play his nemesis, Piccolo. Director James Wong (Final Destination, X-Files television series, The One) and producer Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer) started principal photography of the film for Twentieth Century Fox last month. The movie is scheduled to open on August 15, 2008.

Thank you to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

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