“The Bourne Identity” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” director Doug Liman is teaming with producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman to create a biopic of Morris Abraham “Two Gun” Cohen for Beijing Galloping Horse Film & TV Production says The Hollywood Reporter.
London-born WWI veteran Cohen moved to China in 1922 and soon after become one of the main bodyguards of Sun Yat-sen who led the overthrow of China’s last imperial dynasty in the 1920’s.
Cohen trained Sun Yat-sen’s army in boxing and shooting, despite his inability to speak Chinese. After Sun’s death in 1925, Cohen went on in the 1930s to fight for China against the invading Japanese and to work for British Intelligence.
Liman will helm from a script by newcomer Matt Brown. Ivy Zhong and Tina Shi will also produce the film which aims to be shot in China.