Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is re-joining the cast of John Woo's The Battle of Red Cliff.

The Hollywood Reporter says the news comes after co-star Chow Yun-Fat's sudden departure earlier this week. Leung was set to be with the production in Hebei, outside the Chinese capital next week, Chang, principal of Los Angeles-based Lion Rock Productions, said in a telephone interview from Beijing.

Chang would not say if Leung was rehired to replace Chow in the role of Zhou Yu. Leung previously was cast in the role of Zhuge Liang, but quit in March due to scheduling conflicts only to be replaced by actor Takeshi Kaneshiro.