“Glee” star Harry Shum Jr. sure likes to keep himself busy as the actor has been cast for an upcoming action-drama film, “Revenge of the Green Dragons.”
Best known for his role as Mike Chang in the hit TV series “Glee”, Harry Shum Jr. will take on a supporting role in the film.
The film mainly focuses on the story of Sonny Lau (played by Justin Chon) who joined Chinatown gang, “The Green Dragons”, with his brother Steven (played by Kevin Wu), and was forced to turn against the gang after receiving unwanted attention of city cops and an ill-fated love affair.
The film is inspired by Frederick Dannen’s New Yorker article chronicling Asian-American gang life between the 80s and the 90s in New York city. It was directed by Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Shuya Chang, Geoff Pierson, Billy Magnussen, and Ray Liotta will be starring in the film, which is set to debut next month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will have its theatrical release by A24 in October as well.
The official trailer has been released, providing a glimpse at YouTube star KevJumba aka Kevin Wu rocking the Asian-American gangster look with the mullet hair:
Meanwhile, Harry Shum Jr. is set to appear in the sequel of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” while Malaysian-born international star Michelle Yeoh will be returning to star in the film as well. Action icon Donnie Yen (of Ip Man fame) will also be appearing in the film as he has joined the cast to play the Silent Wolf.