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Tony Leung breaks arm

ACTOR Tony Leung broke his left arm while sparring with martial arts instructors as he prepared to portray Bruce Lee's kung fu master in the latest Wong Kar-wai movie, a publicist said yesterday.

One of the instructors kicked Leung during a practice session on Monday, breaking a bone in his left forearm, a publicist at Wong's production house, Jettone Films, said.

Leung must rest his arm for several weeks but can continue to train on his kicks, she said.

Wong's movie about Ip Man, who trained Lee for five years when he was a teenager, was tentatively due to start shooting in September but might be delayed depending on Leung's recovery, she said.

Wong's biopic will be the second about Ip in recent years. Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen played Ip in a 2008 Wilson Yip film named after the pioneering martial arts master.

Wong's version marks a rare departure from the art-house fare for which he is best known.

The director's most recent film, and his English-language debut, "My Blueberry Nights," starred singer Norah Jones, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz.

Leung is known for playing subdued characters such as the melancholy writer who had a love affair with a married woman in Wong's "In the Mood for Love."

The role won him the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.

He most recently starred in John Woo's two-part Chinese epic "Red Cliff."


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