Henry golding. Photo: Henry Golding's Official Instagram.
Malaysian TV presenter, Henry Golding is set to make his acting debut along with Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh and American actress, Constance Wu in Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film, Crazy Rich Asians.
The film is adapted from Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same title, which tells the story of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an American-born economics professor who follows her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding) to his hometown in Singapore to attend a friend’s wedding. However, the trip goes off the rails as Rachel, who has no idea about Nick’s wealthy background, receives a cold welcome — particularly from his controlling mother, Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh).
Crazy Rich Asians, which will be produced by Warner Bros, together with Color Force and Ivanhoe Pictures, is set to be the only major studio movies to feature an exclusively Asian cast.
Henry, who hosted Channel News Asia’s Food Reformers and Don’t Mess with Us as well as The Travel Show on BBC, thanked the producers for believing in him to take on the role. He also commented: “This is an absolute dream come true, and I would also like to thank the director, Jon M. Chu for tracking me down out of the thousands of fantastic talent in Asia, and spearheading the movie.”
“We scoured the world for the perfect blend of world traveler, prince, and lover. But he was right where the book said he would be - Singapore,” said the Hollywood director, who directed Step Up 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and recently, Now You See Me 2.
Production of Crazy Rich Asians is set to begin in April 2017.