Andy Lau drops out of Iron Man 3

Who needs Hollywood?

Andy Lau certainly doesn't.

The veteran actor has done the unthinkable and has dropped out of the Iron Man 3 production so that he can spend more time with his newborn daughter. A very admirable and courageous decision indeed.

Well, one man's loss is another man's gain. Producers have short-listed China actors Chen Daoming and Wu Xiubo as possible replacements.

Chen, 57, made an impression playing the formidable Emperor Qin Shi Huang in Zhang Yimou's Hero (2002). Wu, 43, is said to be one of China's highest-paid TV stars.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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