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Rapper RZA connects with Asian roots in ‘Iron Fists’

Brass Body (David Bautista), left, and the Blacksmith (RZA) battle in “The Man With the Iron Fists,” an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics and directed by RZA.
Brass Body (David Bautista), left, and the Blacksmith (RZA) battle in “The Man With the Iron Fists,” an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics and directed by RZA.
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Rapper/music producer-turned-filmmaker RZA ran into a lot of obstacles while shooting his explosion of martial-arts madness, “The Man With the Iron Fists” — which opens today — on location in Shanghai. But it wasn’t the language barrier, the sense of isolation, the pressure to come in under budget on his first film or working with the notoriously volatile Russell Crowe or kung-fu champ Cung Le that most bedeviled him. It was the food. “I’ve had ...


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