According to Reuters, Jet Li is being paid the equivalent of thirteen million dollars to star in the upcoming film The Warlords. This is a record salary for an actor in a Chinese-language film.

Apparently, more than half of the film's forty million dollar budget went to the cast. Also appearing in the film along with Li are Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Xu Jinglei. Peter Chang is directing this war drama.

The film is based on a Qing Dynasty story. It will be released in the US next march.