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Ju Kun (left) and Jet Li in The Expendables Lionsgate

A Chinese stunt man who acted as Jet Li's stunt double on The Expendables is among the missing passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Ju Kun, who also worked on this year's Oscar-nominee The Grandmaster as a stunt coordinator, had been working on joint Weinstein Company and Netflix series Marco Polo before boarding the flight heading to Beijing.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Crash Map
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search Map

"We are deeply saddened by the news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370," read a joint statement from the production partners. "Ju Kun, who was on board, was an integral part of our production team and a tremendous talent. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."

Kun's other credits include True Legend and Fearless, in which he first acted as Jet Li's stunt double.

The Grandmaster star Zhang Ziyi wrote on Chinese social network Sina Weibo that she was hoping for a miracle and that the missing plane was the talk of the set on her latest film, John Woo's The Crossing.

Ziyi described Kun as "sincere, kind and hardworking".

Contact was lost with the plane on Saturday 8 March, with an international search team still desperately looking for clues.