Friday, August 25, 2006

More updates on Tony Jaa in US; looking for female co-star for Ong-Bak 2

With Tom-Yum-Goong (also known as The Protector) opening in the US on September 8, Tony Jaa is in the States on a promotional tour. Kaiju Shakedown has an extensive write up on his appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image. Twitch has more, including a link to the US trailer of The Protector and news about a trailer for an older Tony Jaa film, Spirited Killer, which has turned up on YouTube.

Also, Rotten Tomatoes' own Senh Duong interviews Tony Jaa, who says "yes yes!" to possible Indiana Jones 4 role and "no" to Rush Hour 3.

Also Kaiju Shakedown has links to video footage of the Museum of the Moving Image appearance.

And while Panna Rittikrai is busy doing martial-arts choreography for Prachya Pinkaew's upcoming female action heroine flick, Chocolate, Jaa is getting things moving with Ong-Bak 2, which he'll direct and write under his own production company Iyara (which means elephant), according to Soopsip in The Nation on Wednesday. And he's looking for a fresh-faced female co-star. She must look Thai, be between 18 and 22 years of age and stand 165 to 170 cm. She should also be able to play traditional Thai music and perform traditional dance. The deadline for applications is August 31. For more information, call (02) 273 0930-9 ext 140.

Also: Flickr photo set and SF Chronicle interview.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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