South Korean actor Jung Ji-hoon (R), also known as Rain, is seen in a scene from "Speed Racer." The star has announced an April 23 visit to Hong Kong to promote his first Hollywood film. [File Photo: mtime.com]
South Korean singer-actor Jung Ji-hoon, also known as Rain, has announced an April 23 visit to Hong Kong to promote his first Hollywood film, "Speed Racer."
The pan-Asian star chose Hong Kong as the only Asian stop on his promotional itinerary out of his love for the city, Web site Sina.com.cn reported on Wednesday.
"Speed Racer," a work by "The Matrix" directors the Wachowski brothers, is slated to open in Hong Kong and North America in early May.
Jung plays a rookie racer in the live-action film adaptation of a Japanese animation. The film also stars award-winning Chinese actress Yu Nan as Jung's sister, and Hollywood stars, including Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, and Matthew Fox.
(CRI April 3, 2008)