September 23, 2006 02:23:18 GMT
Hiroyuki Sanada and several other stars have joined the cast of "Rush Hour 3."
"Rush Hour 3" really gets crowded now as more stars are coming down to fill in the remaining roles.
The flick director, Brett Ratner, has unveiled to USA Today that Hiroyuki Sanada has been included in the cast to play one of the villains in the project. Along with him also come Max Von Sydow, Vinnie Jones, Yvan Attal, Roselyn Sanchez, and surprisingly, Yao Ming.
A New Line Cinema production, "Rush Hour 3" sees Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker reprising their role as dynamic duo Lee and James Carter who this time come to Paris only to get themselves inadvertently mixed up with the Chinese Triad crew.
Targeted for an August 2007 release, pic has begun production since August 23, 2006 with taking locations around Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Jeff Nathanson has been hired to pen the script while Roger Birnbaum, Andrew Z. Davis, and Jay Stern are producing.