TV host lands lead in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
HE may be a fully-trained hairstylist and television presenter, but now, Henry Golding might be on his way to Tinseltown after landing a lead role in Warner Bros’ film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians.
However, this is not Golding’s first acting gig.
Previously, he starred in The Borneo Incident (2012) alongside Fay Hokulani and Mitch Ross. It was about five individuals documenting their travels from New York to Malaysia. The film, coproduced by Bertcomm and Maverick Media New York, however, did not see a release.
Crazy Rich Asians is directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed heist thriller Now You See Me 2, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Mark Ruffalo and Dave Franco. Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy about the lives of wealthy Asian families residing in Singapore.
Golding, 30, who is based in the island republic, will star as Nick Young, a son of one of those wealthy families.
The good news was announced by Golding on his Instagram account, with a caption that read: “An absolute dream come true with many people to thank.”
He tagged fellow cast members Fresh Off The Boat actress Constance Wu and Tan Sri Datuk Michelle Yeoh in the post.
“It is a gift to have the chance to work with them on this exciting new journey. Literally bursting at the seams in anticipation!” said Golding, who has a British father and a Sarawakian mother.
Wu will be playing Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor and Nick’s girlfriend, while Yeoh will take on the role of Eleanor Young, Nick’s controlling mother who disapproves of Rachel.
The plot goes that Rachel travels to Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, where she finds out that Nick is an heir to a massive fortune and viewed as Asia’s most eligible bachelor.
Filming will take place in Malaysia and Singapore.
Henry Golding will be starring in romantic comedy ‘Crazy Rich Asians’.