Chow Yun-Fat will star in 20th Century Fox’s live-action adaptation of Dragonball, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Chow will play Master Roshi. He rounds out a cast that includes Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Emmy Rossum and Jamie Chung.
Dragonball is shooting in Mexico City and Los Angeles.
The film, directed by James Wong, follows Goku (Chatwin), a warrior alien who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the universe and controlling mystical objects known as Dragon Balls. Stephen Chow is producing.
Master Roshi is Goku’s mentor, helping him achieve the highest state of fighting and spiritual powers.