Action movie star Chow Yun-Fat is giving up his trademark fighting scenes for his most peaceful acting role to date - as philosopher CONFUCIUS.
The Hong Kong actor, who starred in 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, rose to fame starring in a series of martial arts movies in the 1980s and 1990s.
But now he is set to channel his inner peacemaker as the ancient thinker Confucius, whose most famous teaching was the golden rule - treating all people with consideration.
Filming on the biopic is to begin in April (09) under director Hu Mei.