‘Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding is set to star in the G.I. Joe spinoff “Snake Eyes.” The 32-year-old Golding will star as the mute ninja commando in the film helmed by “Divergent” director Robert Schwentke. The character has been a mainstay in the G.I. Joe franchise and was previously played by Ray Park in 2009’s tepidly received but commercially successful “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and its 2013 sequel “G.I Joe: Retaliation.”
The spinoff will be penned by “Beauty and the Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos, and will reportedly find the mercenary “seeking revenge for his father’s death by joining a ninja clan, in the process finding acceptance.”
Goldiing’s next leading role is in the holiday rom-com “Last Christmas,” co-starring Emilia Clarke. Golding will also be seen in the upcoming Guy Ritchie crime thriller “The Gentlemen” and is expected to reprise his character in the two planned “Crazy Rich Asians” sequels currently in development.
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