Alibaba group’s billionaire founder Jack Ma will soon be seen in a martial arts-themed short film. The 53-year-old businessman is set to make his debut in Gong Shou Dao. Besides Ma, the film stars some of the biggest names in martial arts and the Chinese film industry such as Jet Li and Donnie Yen. Thai martial artist and actor Tony Jaa of Ong-Bak fame and retired Mongolian sumo wrestler Asashoryu Akinori are also part of the cast.
Gong Shou Dao will promote the benefits of Tai Chi, a defensive martial arts style that Ma also practises. Ma has performed all Tai Chi moves in the film, according to the statement published on Alizila, the news website of the Alibaba group. Gong Shou Dao will be released sometime in November and will be available with English subtitles to viewers outside China.