Jimmy Wang Joins The Cast Of Peter Chan’s WU XIA1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
The turbulent career of Jimmy Wang is about to open a new chapter.
Wang had dreams of international stardom but gained a reputation for being difficult on films such as The Man From Hong Kong and ended up working dominantly in Taiwan
Once one of the biggest stars in all of Asia – and certainly the biggest action star in Hong Kong prior to the arrival of Bruce Lee – Jimmy Wang starred in a number of hit films for the Shaw Brothers, notably The One Armed Swordsman, before breaking his contract with the Shaws in 1970 and being black listed from working in Hong Kong.
But now, in a nice piece of turn around, Peter Chan has cast Wang in an unspecified role in his Donnie Yen / Takeshi Kaneshiro film Wu Xia.