Sony has found its new Karate Kid in American-born Chinese actor Ben Wang

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Chinese American actor Ben Wang stars in Sony’s Karate Kid, also starring Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio.

Karate Kid, Ben Wang, Chinese American born

Chinese born in America actor Ben Wang needs to start practicing his crane kicks because he’s the star of Sony’s new one The Karate Kid. Wang’s casting follows a global search for the right actor. Wand beat thousands of competitors for the role, with 10,000 applications reported in 24 hours. The highly anticipated film finds Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio reprising their roles from previous chapters of the The Karate Kid licensing.

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