Mark Ndesandjo told The Associated Press on Monday the $18 million Chinese frontier film is a "high quality and popular production" directed by Jiang Wen. The movie features Hong Kong mega star Chow Yun-fat.
The Guangzhou Daily News reported Monday that Ndesandjo was offered a role to star as a pastor in the film.
But Ndesandjo says he neither evaluated nor accepted a request to be in the film. He says he's busy focusing on his writing and charity projects.
Ndesandjo, who recently published a novel, works as a consultant in the southern city of Shenzhen.