Chinese action star Donnie Yen has taken the lead in Woo-ping Yuen's upcoming action sequel Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny. Michelle Yeoh will be returning as Yu Shu Lien.

Plot details are few, but the actor will be playing the role of Silent Wolf. The deal marks his move from Paragigm to CAA. The casting is no surprise considering he made an appearance on a panel for the project at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

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Donnie Yen most recently starred in The Monkey King and headlined Wilson Yip's action projects Ip Man and Ip Man 2. He has been acting, producing, directing and choreographing action scenes since 1982.

Woo-ping Yuen will be directing from a script by John Fusco. The Weinstein Company is producing. The film begins production in New Zealand in June.