Song Hye-kyo to Star in Wong Kar-wai Film

Actress Song Hye-kyo will appear in Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's next movie "The Grandmasters," her management agency Eden Nine Entertainment said on Monday.

"Song has decided to work with Wong at his suggestion, although we can't reveal what role she will play yet. Right now she is learning Cantonese and martial arts," the agency said.

The film will also star top Chinese actors such as Tony Leung, Chang Chen and Zhang Ziyi.

Wong had been wooing Song to appear in his films for several years. In 2004 he announced his wish to work with her while visiting Korea for the Pusan International Film Festival.

Shooting on "The Grandmasters" will begin early next year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 24, 2009 09:08 KST