Date: 9th November 2005

Stars sign up for Kung Fu Panda

Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Ian McShane are set to join Jack Black in DreamWorks' animated comedy Kung Fu Panda.

Variety says Lucy Liu is also in discussions for a role in the movie which is scheduled for release in May 2008.

In the film, Black stars as Po the Panda, the laziest of all the animals in the Valley of Peace.

With powerful enemies at the gates, all hope is pinned on a martial arts hero to rise to save the day.

When Po unwittingly shows up in the midst of the martial arts competition, the masters are shocked to see that this unmotivated panda bears the mark of the Chosen One.

Hoffman will voice the role of Shifu, the kung fu master whose task it is to transform Po into a fighter.

Chan will lend his voice to Master Monkey, a strong, agile and dedicated kung fu warrior, McShane will voice the villainous Tai Lung, and Liu is set to be the voice of Master Viper.

Source: Press Release



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