Tony Leung Re-Climbs The Red Cliff

A month back he quit, but now Tony Leung Chiu-Wai has rejoined John Woo’s “The Battle of Red Cliff” in the wake of Chow Yun-Fat’s sudden departure earlier this week says The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s not known if Leung was rehired to replace Chow in the role of Zhou Yu. Leung previously was cast in the role of Zhuge Liang, but left due to scheduling conflicts only to be replaced by actor Takeshi Kaneshiro.

The two-part film is based on a decisive battle fought in China’s Three Kingdoms period (220-280AD), the film is Woo’s first Chinese language film after more than a decade.

Leung was originally set to join the production in Hebei, outside the Chinese capital next week.