Hollywood actor Ben Wang, who beforehand starred in the series American Born Chinese goes to be the brand new Karate Child.
Wang landed the sought-after position after a worldwide search that noticed hundreds of younger actors from across the globe vie for the title position in Sony’s new Karate Kid movie, which unites Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio. Per studio insiders, Wang delivered a standout audition efficiency that demonstrated his deep connection to the character.
The actor, who can be fluent in Mandarin, is expert in lots of types of martial arts, together with Karate, Wing Chun/Kung Fu, Gumdo, Kempo and Taekwando, as per Selection.
Chan and Macchio, who introduced the casting hunt in a video in November, will return as their famed Karate Child roles within the subsequent installment.
Plot particulars are nonetheless beneath wraps on the brand new film, however Macchio will as soon as once more play Daniel LaRusso from the unique Karate Child movie trilogy and the sequence Cobra Kai, whereas Chan will return to the position of Mr Han, a Kung Fu grasp from the 2010 remake film starring Jaden Smith.
The movie is all set to hit the theatres on December 13, 2024. The movie will likely be directed by Jonathan Entwistle, the creator and director of Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This and The Finish of the F–ing World. Peter Rabbit scribe Rob Lieber will pen the screenplay, and Karen Rosenfelt will produce.