Henry Golding Set to Star in the G.I. Joe Spin-off 'Snake Eyes'

Posted by: Sandra Guzman
15 August 2019 11:08:19 am

"Crazy Rich Asians" star Henry Golding is in negotiations to star in Paramount, Skydance, and AllSpark's "Snake Eyes," a G.I. Joe spinoff.

Snake Eyes previously appeared in 2009's G.I. Joe: Rose of Cobra and 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation, with acrobatic actor Ray Park playing the ninja warrior.

Robert Schwentke, who helmed two installments of the Divergent franchise will take the directors seat in the movie and Brian Goldner is producing. Evan Spiliotopoulos who is famous for his work with "The Huntsman: Winter's War" and "Beauty and the Beast" penned the script.

Snake Eyes is a ninja commando that first appeared in the 1980s, who dresses in all black, never reveals his face and doesn’t speak. He stands out among the military anti-terrorist group and quickly establishes himself as the group’s most popular member. He also has a special relationship with Scarlett, the team’s one-time only female member, and sometimes carries out solo missions with his pet wolf, Timber. His archenemy is Storm Shadow, a ninja who is also his blood brother.

Golding gained success after portraying rich boy Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians last 2018. Since then, he got several lead roles on movies like "Last Christmas", with Emilia Clark and Emma Thompson, and "The Gentlemen" with Matthew McConaughey. He also launched his own production company, Long House Productions.

Snake Eyes is expected to begin production this fall and is currently set for release on October 16, 2020.