Producer Terence Chang and actress Michelle Yeoh will jointly establish a talent agency based in Hong Kong and Taipei, which is scheduled to begin operation in June.

The yet-to-be-named company has so far signed with three actors including Kelly Lin Xilei (After This Our Exile), Chang told Screendaily.

Kelly Lin is likely to star in John Woo's new Western-themed English-language film, which is scheduled to begin after Woo finishes a yet-to-confirmed Chinese-language project. After the Chinese-language epic Red Cliff, Woo will shoot a Chinese-language drama and then switch back to English-language films, according to Chang.

The new company has also signed with Taiwanese model/actress Jennifer Hong and Hong Kong 's Brandon Chang (The Touch). The two are likely to join Woo's next Chinese-language project.

Chang also denied local press reports that the new talent management outfit is backed by PCCW chairman Richard Li, or has signed Hong Kong actress Isabella Leong, who has recently been in dispute with her Hong Kong agency Emperor Entertainment Group. 'We will not sign with an actress that has legal disputes with the original agent,' he said.

Terence Chang and John Woo's LA-based Lion Rock Productions has previously sold adaptation rights of Woo's Hard Boiled, starring Chow Yun-fat, to Toronto-based Crystal Sky Pictures, which is preparing the sequel - Hard Boiled 2.