Helmed by “Now You See Me 2” director Jon M. Chu, the upcoming film will feature an all-Asian cast. Also, Peter Chiarelli (from “The Proposal”) and Adele Lim (from “Lethal Weapon”) are attached to write the screenplay.
Golding will be playing Nick Young, a NYU history professor who actually comes from an extremely wealthy Singaporean old-money family.
Although Golding has never starred in a feature film before, Chu has nothing but praise for him. Chu said, “Henry is fantastic! We scoured the world for the perfect blend of world traveller, prince, and lover. But who would have guessed that he was right where the book said he would be… Singapore!”
The filmmaker also took to Twitter to share the news:
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) March 29, 2017
Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, “Crazy Rich Asians” centres on Nick Young and his girlfriend and fellow professor Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu). When the couple travels back to Singapore to attend his best friend’s wedding, his secret is out. Nick is from a family that is worth $13 billion and he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia.
It was previously reported that Malaysian actress Dato’ Michelle Yeoh will be taking up the role of Nick’s controlling mother, Eleanor Young.
Born to an English father and a Malaysian mother, Golding is a fully trained hairstylist turned Host/Travel presenter who resides in Singapore and Malaysia. His previous works include “Driving Change”, “Food Reformers”, “Two Brothers Two Cities” and “The 8TV Quickie”.