'The Grandmaster' stuntman was among passengers on missing Malaysia plane
People hold a banner and candles during a candlelight vigil for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, March 10, 2014. (AP / Lai Seng Sin)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:30PM EDT
HONG KONG -- A stuntman whose credits include the acclaimed martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" and other films was among the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
Ju Kun also worked on "The Forbidden Kingdom." He was scheduled to work on a joint Weinstein Co. and Netflix production, the pilot of a new series "Marco Polo," at a studio in Malaysia before he boarded the Malaysia Airline flight to return home to Beijing.
A joint statement from the production partners said Ju Kun was on the flight that disappeared Saturday. They said he was a tremendous talent.
The last update on Ju's Sina Weibo account was a Feb. 24 photo from Malaysia, in which he says: "New hairstyle. New mood." Commenters on that post wished for a safe return.