If you haven’t heard of Henry Golding before, get ready because 2018 is setting up to be his year.
Not only is he starring in the highly anticipated Crazy Rich Asians opposite the incredible Constance Wu, but he is also set to star opposite Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in the female-led thriller A Simple Favor. Now, he has landed the lead role in the drama Monsoon from director Hong Khaou. Tracy O’Riordan is set to produce, with Rose Garnett and Lizzie Francke executive producing.
In the film, Golding will play Kit—a British Vietnamese man who has to travel from London to his home country of Vietnam to scatter his parents’ ashes. Because he left Saigon when he was just a child, he returns to Vietnam feeling like an outsider in his own culture. The lack of connection exists because of his London upbringing, and it is certainly a topic a lot of children of immigrants can relate to.
Crazy Rich Asians will be Golding’s first feature film, but we can expect to see a lot more of him in the future.
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