Andy Lau turns down Iron Man 3
One piece of the Iron Man 3 casting jigsaw falls away, as Andy Lau has to turn the movie down…
Filming is underway on next summer’s Iron Man 3, with Robert Downey Jr taking the title role once more, and Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) directing. The rest of the cast is being fleshed out by the likes of Guy Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley (as well as the returning Gwyneth Paltrow and Jon Favreau). But one reported face who was set to join the film has had to turn the project down.
Andy Lau was set to play a Chinese businessman who is friends with Tony Stark in the movie. However, according to Want China Times (via Latino Review), he’s had to now turn the role down, due to the imminent birth of his first child.
Iron Man 3 (a film that is set to have a Chinese flavour to it) is now hunting for, according to the report, “a male actor over the age of 40 with strong English skills”. Chen Daoming (Hero) and Wu Xiubo are apparent frontrunners to replace Lau.
More news on Iron Man 3 as we get it…
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