Currently shooting in China, The Man With The Iron Fist will be the directorial debut of RZA, sometime actor and member of the Wu-Tang clan. He co-wrote the script with Eli Roth who is also producing and has, I'm told, directed some second unit work on the picture.
RZA has taken the starring role himself, as a blacksmith who creates the weapons for an under-siege village in Feudal China. While it's not clear how large their parts will be, many other names have also been mentioned in association with the project:
- Russell Crowe
- Lucy Liu
- Dave Bautista
- Jamie Chung
- Cung Le
- Byron Mann
- Osric Chau
- Darren Scott
And now we can add Pam Grier to that list. The actress last night tweeted:
Returned from Shanghai film directed by RZA of Wu Tang w Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, on Man With Iron Fist, To tape Oprah Winfrey Show Mad Fun!
It seems reasonable to assume that Ms. Grier has a smaller role, having left the set already. Nonetheless, a little bit of Foxy goes a long way.
The image at the head of the post, incidentally, shows Mr. Crowe arriving in Shanghai to film on the project.