Yun-Fat in Pirates 3!
Variety has confirmed rumors that Chow Yun-Fat will star in Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer's Pirates of the Caribbean 3.
Chow will play Captain Sao Feng, a notorious pirate who plays a major role in the second sequel to 2003's Disney blockbuster. It is the Hong Kong native's first English-language role since Bulletproof Monk in 2003.
'Pirates' 2 and 3 are shooting back-to-back, with production scheduled through January. The trade says the shoot is currently in a scheduled hiatus so director Gore Verbinski can ready portions of 'Pirates 2,' formally monikered Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, for post-production, with an eye toward a July 2006 release. Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is scheduled for summer 2007.
Shooting stopped June 10 and will resume in mid-August in Los Angeles, shifting back to Caribbean locations later in the year.
Courtesy of Coming Soon