Famous Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang is in negotiations to play the role of Jen Yu once more in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II — The Green Destiny,” the sequel to Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s martial arts hit “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” The film is scheduled to begin shooting in March of 2014.
Zhang’s role in the film will be shot in black and white for the flashback sequences, since her character apparently committed suicide by jumping off of a bridge at the end of the original film. Bond Girl Michelle Yeoh is set to reprise her role as Yu Shu Lien, while Donnie Yen has joined the cast as the character Silent Wolf. John Fusco is writing the screenplay, based on the story Iron Knight, Silver Vase from the Crane-Iron Pentalogy series by Wang Du Lu. Veteran martial arts/action director Yuen Wo Ping will direct. No date has been announced as to when the film will be released.
Zhang and Ping recently worked together on director Kar Wai Wong’s upcoming feature “The Grandmaster,” which opens on August 23. Ping was the stunt coordinator on the film.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly, IMDb