Lee was last week cast as one of the two main characters in “Bounty Hunters,” besides Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung.
Model-actress Angelababy had been a favorite for the female lead role, according to Chinese media.
“Bounty Hunters” is an action film being funded by Korean, Chinese and Hong Kong companies and directed by Korean director Shin Tae-ra.
The action flick is Lee’s next movie after the Korean crime noir film “Gangnam Blues,” earlier this year.
The movie, with a budget of 35 billion won ($31 million), tells the story of bounty hunters, or people hired to catch criminals or fugitives. Filming locations will span a number of Asian locations, including Korea, China, Malaysia and Thailand.
By Yoon Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org)