Jay Chow /photo: baidu.com
According to numerous sources, Taiwan pop singer Jay Chou has in principle agreed to take the lead in a film named "Slam Dunk"with Yao Ming making a cameo appearance.
Produced by Taiwan's Chang-Hong Channel Film & Video and directed by Chu Yin-Ping, Slam Dunk is about an orphan who grew up at Kung Fu University who becomes a talented basketball player.
The idea for this movie is actually inspired by the same-name Japanese manga series.
Wu Dun, president of Chang-Hong, intends to make Slam Dunk a purely made-in-Taiwan project and has turned down a financial offer from a Hong Kong company.
Wu said he would ask Korean singer BoA to play Jay Chou's girlfriend and the mainland Chinese partner just booked Yao Ming for one-day cameo shoot.
The shooting will begin next year.