12 May – After news of the casting of Donnie Yen and the return of Michelle Yeoh for the sequel of the Oscar-winning martial arts film, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", it was reported that Nicholas Tse is also currently in talks to play a vital role in the movie.
According to Phoenix, the film company has approached Nicholas to join the cast, after failing to get original star Zhang Ziyi to return as Yu Jiaolong in the sequel.
It was said that Nicholas has been offered to portray the role of Yu Jiaolong's son, while Chinese actress Xia Zitong will be playing his girlfriend in the movie.
When asked to address the report, Nicholas' manager Mani Fok stated, "He has indeed been offered the role of Zhang Ziyi's son, but nothing is confirmed at the moment. Nicholas has a busy schedule and it is quite difficult to make the arrangement."
Mani revealed that though filming for the martial arts film will begin in August, Nicholas will be busy filming a Wong Jing movie in Thailand with Chow Yun-fat starting this June.