Diggs has yet to start shooting his first film, The Man With The Iron Fist, but it appears he already has his second movie planned.
The rapper says, "His movie, Bullet In The Head, he said I can make it over. He said, 'You will get no resistance from me.'"
Diggs and Woo became unlikely pals after the rapper sampled dialogue from the Chinese filmmaker's The Killer in hit track Only Build 4 Cuban Linx and they briefly studied kung fu together under RZA's New York master, Shi Yan Ming, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The oft-trod theme of the disintegration of tradition is the subject of this curious glance at Chinese bathhouse culture. Cell phone-talking city-dwelling Da Ming (Pu Cun Xin) returns to his childhood home having mistaken a postcard from his mentally handicapped brother to mean that their father has passed away. Instead he finds dad and brother alive and well and catering to their clientele of old men who soak in tubs receive scrubs and rubs and generally wile away an afternoon wrestling crickets and bickering. When his father's health fails and the wrecking ball threatens to replace the bathhouse with a shopping mall Da Ming's return to big city life hangs in the balance.
This keenly observant film reveals an array of authentic singular characters the quirky denizens of the bathhouse. Jing Wu is endearing as the simple-minded merry Er Ming who is devoted to the staid if steamy life of the bathhouse. Zhu Xu plays his father as devoted to his loving handicapped son as he is disappointed by Da Ming the rejecting son.
Zhang Yang follows up on his international success "Spicy Love Soup" with this well executed but unexceptional rendering of a familiar theme. Nonetheless cinematic attention to detail and subtle characterizations bring interest.