06 Feb '12, 4am

Karen Mok: Hollywood's next Asian darling?: Hong Kong singer-actress Karen Mok is slated to appear in Hollywood...

Karen Mok: Hollywood's next Asian darling?: Hong Kong singer-actress Karen Mok is slated to appear in Hollywood...

Hong Kong singer-actress Karen Mok is slated to appear in Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, but this seems to be a risky choice in the eyes of some local film critics. -- PHOTO: INNOFORM MEDIA By Cheong Poh Kwan Hong Kong singer-actress Karen Mok is slated to appear in Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi, but this seems to be a risky choice in the eyes of some local film critics. The recently-wed Mok will play a police officer in the upcoming action movie, which also stars Keanu Reeves himself as the antagonist, and first-time actor Tiger Chen as the protagonist. Chen is a stunt choreographer by profession, and coached Reeves on the set of The Matrix Trilogy. The Straits Times' media correspondent Boon Chan said Mok could be 'taking a gamble' working with a rookie director and first-time actor in her first leading ...

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