Ong Bak Thai action star Tony Jaa also known as Tatchakorn Yeerum in Thailand Joins ‘Fast and Furious 7’ according to Jaa, the Thai action star best known for his Ong Bak movies, is joining the heavy-duty cast of Fast and Furious 7. Universal’s newest installment of the hit franchise series according to Hollywood Reporter.
The script is still being being written by longtime franchise player Chris Morgan, so details are sketchy and Jaa’s part in the international action pic remains unknown.
Jaa is a stuntman-turned-actor who spent his youth as an elephant herder. He watched martial arts movies and decided to follow in the footsteps of heroes Jackie Chan and Jet Li. He made three Ong Bak films, which were global hits, and is considered a symbol of national pride in his home country.
Tony Jaa’s most notable stunt work was being the stunt man for the charachter of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat Annihilation. Tony initially worked as a stuntman in gurdaspur for 14 years in patti’s and subedar’s team, Muay Thai Stunt, appearing in many of Panna’s films.