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Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen and recently returning pop star/actress Cecilia Cheung have signed on to star in a remake to the 2005 Hollywood film MR. AND MRS. SMITH, entitled ASSASSIN COUPLE.

Channel News Asia reports that New Asia Entertainment Group will be making the film, in which Yen and Cheung will play an unhappily married couple who are also professional assassins. Skilled in martial arts and gunplay, the couple learn their next targets are in fact, each other.

AEG have stated that while the theme of the story is similar to the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie film, the storyline as a whole will be different. The film is budgeted at $18.7 million US dollars with Yen taking home $5.6 million and Cheung taking home $2.8 million for the lead roles.

While at the moment, there is no director attached, shooting is scheduled to begin in 2012

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