An English-language Western starring China's Ziyi Zhang and South Korea's Jang Dong-gun has been put on hold because Jang has been injured, Zhang's manager said Thursday.
"Jang Dong-gun suffered some injuries several months ago, which meant the movie 'Laundry Warrior' had to be put on hold," the manager, Ling Lucas, told The Associated Press in an e-mail.
She didn't say how Jang injured himself and what type of injuries he suffered.
"Laundry Warrior" is a U.S.-South Korea-China joint production that marks Jang's Hollywood debut, the South Korean news agency Yonhap had reported.
Lucas said it is unclear when the movie will resume shooting. She said Zhang is now shooting Chinese director Chen Kaige's biopic of late Peking Opera star Mei Lanfang and that filming on that movie will last until the end of the year.
"We have not yet been able to work out a schedule with 'Laundry Warrior' producers," she said. Zhang was originally scheduled to start shooting for the movie in May.
Jang starred in the Korean gangster movie "Friend" in 2000, and in 2004's "Taegukgi," a blockbuster about two brothers who end up fighting on opposite sides in the 1950-53 Korean War. He also appeared in Chen Kaige's mythological epic "The Promise."
Contact information for Jang's manager wasn't immediately available.
Zhang made her name with the martial arts hit "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." She now juggles both Chinese and Hollywood productions, with credits including "Memoirs of a Geisha" and the upcoming crime thriller "The Horsemen," which also stars Dennis Quaid.
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Director: Sng-moo Lee
Release Date: 2008 (USA)
Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Don-Gun Jang