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Tony Leung’s surgery disrupts filming for The Grand Master

By spcnet.tv on February 25th, 2010 | Chinese Entertainment, newsfeed

It is a series of unfortunate events for renowned film director Wong Kar-wai’s upcoming martial arts flick, The Grand Master. Filming continued to be delayed for the umpteenth time due to a previous injury sustained by actor Tony Leung.

The Hong Kong star broke his left arm in July last year while training with a Wing Chun master. He was ordered to take a break for six months, but only recently discovered that his broken bones were not healing properly. To rectify the problem, the 48-year-old will undergo corrective surgery to realign the bones.

Production for The Grand Master finally began last year after Leung trained for seven years under Wing Chun expert Ip Man’s son, Ip Chun, and other martial arts instructors.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi’s screen time in the film will also be greatly reduced. The 31-year-old was recently embroiled in a donation fund scandal for…

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