chow yun-fat will play confucius

This news is a couple of weeks old... but hey, everybody loves Chow Yun-fat. Variety reported a while back that Chow Yun-Fat, star of films like, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hard Boiled, will star as ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius in a new biopic backed by the Chinese government: Chow Yun-fat signs on as Confucius.

I'm sure a lot of people are reading this and thinking, wait, Confucius was a real dude? Indeed, he was a real thinker who lived more than 2,500, and not some dumb dispenser of faux fortune cookie wisdom. Unfortunately the idea of Confucius has largely been reduced to a punchline: "Ah, Confucius say..."

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