Man of Tai Chi Directed
Keanu Reeves USA/China / 2013 / 105 minutes East Coast Premiere
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Set in modern Beijing,Man of Tai Chi marks Keanu Reeves’s directorial debut. The spectacular martial-arts epic stars Matrix stuntman Tiger Chen and features fight choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping.
Also starring Reeves, Man of Tai Chi follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to balance pacifist principles with violent impulses.
Keanu Reeves is one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men. Reeves makes his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi which was shot entirely in China. Man of Tai Chi premiered in China in June and will be released worldwide this fall. In December 2013, he will be seen on the big screen in 47 Ronin, an 18th century story centered on a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master.
Recent film credits for Reeves include: Generation Um, which he most recently starred in, WFF official selections Henry’s Crime, (2010) and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee(2009), Among Reeves many other credits the comic adaptation Constantine the independent Thumbsucker,Something’s Gotta Give, as well as Neo in the blockbuster The Matrix trilogy.
Raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various local theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles. His first widely acclaimed role was in River's Edge. Yet another turn came when he was cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears' highly praised Dangerous Liaisons. He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard's comedy, Parenthood, and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death.
Cast/Featuring: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok
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