Hong Kong actor Tony Leung quits from movie Red Cliff, which is scheduled to start filming by end of March 2007.
The movie producer stated that Tony couldn’t fit into the schedule after the filming period is extended to 6 months, but they are other rumours.
Rumour #1 – Tony is seeking a pay rise because of the extended filming period; and also because of the movie will be made into part 1 & 2, and his agency felt that the actors should be paid higher.
Rumour #2 – Tony’s relationship with girlfriend Carina Lau is in jeopardy, and he couldn’t take the risk to film a movie for 6 months in China and not being around Carina.
Takeshi Kaneshiro is the most likely replacement for Tony at the moment.