Singer Rain to Star in the Wachowskis’ Ninja Assassin

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Looks like it’s going to start raining in Hollywood. Or, er, Rain, anyway. The South Korean singer (real name Jeong Ji-hoon) will be making his Hollywood debut in the Wachowski Brothers’ upcoming “Speed Racer”, where he apparently made such an impression that the duo have casted him as the lead in their new actioner “Ninja Assassin”, to be directed by James McTeigue.

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The 26-year-old, real name Jeong Ji-hoon, will star in “Ninja Assassin,” an action flick directed by James McTeigue, the William Morris Agency (WMA) said.

“This is such a huge opportunity for me. It seems like a dream,” Rain told journalists here.

Scheduled to begin shooting later this year, the movie will be jointly produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers.

Director James McTeigue previously directed “V for Vendetta” for the Wachowskis, and also did some re-shoots for them when they were brought onboard to “re-work” the sci-fi movie “The Invasion” for producer Joel Silver.

For those who don’t know the name, Rain is a mega star in South Korea and most of Asia.

Singer Rain to Star in the Wachowskis’ Ninja Assassin

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  • Nina

    RAIN SUCKS…RAIN SUCKS..RAIN SUCKS..

    • pi

      korean sucks,,,,korean sucks,,,,korean sucks

  • Nina

    RAIN SUCKS…RAIN SUCKS..RAIN SUCKS..

    • pi

      korean sucks,,,,korean sucks,,,,korean sucks

  • timmy

    Rain is hot! Rain is hot! Rain is hot!

  • timmy

    Rain is hot! Rain is hot! Rain is hot!

  • lazyfella

    Mega star in south korea??? my ass man.. if you wanna be a dick rider of rain, please research first. None of his albums were sold that many, so far only thing he suceeded was a lame drama called Full house. Thats it. Everything else he failed. And Rain and his dick father are notorious for stock fraud in korea. Fukin pig

    • hellyeah

      I agree with u man~ RAIN SUCKS

  • lazyfella

    Mega star in south korea??? my ass man.. if you wanna be a dick rider of rain, please research first. None of his albums were sold that many, so far only thing he suceeded was a lame drama called Full house. Thats it. Everything else he failed. And Rain and his dick father are notorious for stock fraud in korea. Fukin pig

    • hellyeah

      I agree with u man~ RAIN SUCKS

  • lazyfella

    Oh, one more thing, after a few, he cancelled all his concerts in US because low sales of tickets, and he got sued for that. thats just fukin’ ridiculous cuz he already took all the money from korean stock market investors lying he became a world star… haha.. stupid investors… I bet he learned all from his dick master (JYP) notorious for countless plagiarism. and he also hires a lot of ppl who leave tons of dick riding commens in internet so he can look like a super star. Man… just think logically. Mega star singer without a single hit song????

  • lazyfella

    Oh, one more thing, after a few, he cancelled all his concerts in US because low sales of tickets, and he got sued for that. thats just fukin’ ridiculous cuz he already took all the money from korean stock market investors lying he became a world star… haha.. stupid investors… I bet he learned all from his dick master (JYP) notorious for countless plagiarism. and he also hires a lot of ppl who leave tons of dick riding commens in internet so he can look like a super star. Man… just think logically. Mega star singer without a single hit song????

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    As much as I want to see this, and I really do, I think the action in Scott Adkins’ “Ninja” will be better. And by better I mean less stunt work and more martial arts. I know Rain practiced and trained really hard, and his dancing skills make him better equiped than most actors to get the fight coreography down, but a real martial artist just looks better, and I’ve seen all the behind the scenes stuff (which I’m imaginging is from the DVD) and the fights look really good, and unlike the “Ninja Assassin” trailer I can tell everything thats happening in the fights. No trick camera work, and special editing to make the star look good. Just long takes from different angles. Much like Michael Jai White’s recent entry into the marital arts genre “Blood and Bone.” Can’t wait regardless.

  • Dedpool

    As much as I want to see this, and I really do, I think the action in Scott Adkins’ “Ninja” will be better. And by better I mean less stunt work and more martial arts. I know Rain practiced and trained really hard, and his dancing skills make him better equiped than most actors to get the fight coreography down, but a real martial artist just looks better, and I’ve seen all the behind the scenes stuff (which I’m imaginging is from the DVD) and the fights look really good, and unlike the “Ninja Assassin” trailer I can tell everything thats happening in the fights. No trick camera work, and special editing to make the star look good. Just long takes from different angles. Much like Michael Jai White’s recent entry into the marital arts genre “Blood and Bone.” Can’t wait regardless.