Russell Crowe to team with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA for kung fu film

Filming starts on 'The Man With The Iron Fist' this December

Russell Crowe and Wu Tang Clan leader RZA are joining forces again on new kung fu film The Man With The Iron Fist.

The action film will be co-written and directed by the rapper-producer, who previously appeared with Crowe in 2007’s American Gangster.

Talking with Eonline.com, the RZA explained: “Russell‘s going to be the baddest man alive. That man is in fighting shape. That man will knock you out. It’s nerve-wracking. [Crowe’s] a master of the craft. I’m quite sure that I may learn something from him.”

Talking about his own role, RZA added that he’ll play “a weapons-making village blacksmith in feudal China” in the film.

Eli Roth is producing, and filming is set to begin in Shanghai this December.