Jet Li Earns Warlords Megabucks

Jet Li is set to earn a whopping $13 million for his latest movie, a record for an actor in a Chinese-language film reports Reuters.

Nearly half of the $40 million budget for “The Warlords” went to the cast, among whom were Hong Kong heartthrob Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Beijing-based actress and director Xu Jinglei, in addition to Li.

“The Warlords”, a war epic based on a Qing Dynasty story, is slated for release in Asia in mid-December and in North America from next March.

The earlier salary record was held by Li himself for his role in “Hero”, for which he earned $9 million.