Jung races to WB's 'Ninja' for McTeigue


SEOUL -- South Korean entertainer Jung Ji-hoon, better known to fans in Asia as "Rain," said Wednesday that he will star in the Warner Bros. movie "Ninja Assassin."

"Ninja Assassin" will be directed by James McTeigue ("V for Vendetta") and produced by the Wachowskis ("The Matrix"), who recently directed Jung in "Speed Racer," Jung said at a news conference.

The movie is scheduled to begin filming in March in Berlin.

Jung is one of Asia's biggest pop stars, selling more than 2 million albums and starring in such television dramas as "Full House" and the latest Park Chan-wook film, "I'm a Cyborg, but That's Okay."

Jung and his independent management company J-Tunes also said that Jung recently signed with WMA to be represented worldwide outside of Asia.