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Jet Li Earns Record Salary For Chinese-Language Film

November 26th, 2007 9:17am EST favorite Add to My News
Jet LiAction superstar Jet Li has been paid 100 million yuan ($13 million) for his latest movie, a record salary for an actor in a Chinese-language film. Li stars in "The Warlords," budgeted at 300 million yuan ($40 million), alongside Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Xu Jinglei.

The previous salary record of 70 million yuan ($9.1 million) was also held by Li, which he was paid for 2002 movie Hero.

"The Warlords" director Peter Chan says, "Without Jet Li, we would not dare to invest $40 million in a Chinese-language film."

"The Warlords" will be released in Asia next month.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)




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