SINGAPORE : Henry Golding whom now owns his own production company Long House Productions, a nod to his growing-up years in Malaysian state Sarawak where a native tribe live in communal long houses, now has a tie-up with China’s Starlight Cultural Entertainment Group.
It is another success added in his credentials, after his success in Crazy Rich Asians opened doors for him to be cast in other movies such as Paul Feig’s Last Christmas and Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen.
Peter Luo, chief executive of Starlight, is also betting on Golding to continue to make waves, saying: “Henry is the only actor-producer with a deal here, because we see him as a class of one.”
Starlight has worked with top directors James Wan (Aquaman) and Jon M. Chu, who helmed Crazy Rich Asians.
The collaboration with Golding will kick off with two action films, with one focused on an assassin who finds himself as the target of another.
Golding is also said to be in the running to portray James Bond on screen and he has stated that does not want to fluff the chance to transcend ethnicity.