Deadline is exclusively reporting that Donnie Yen is set to produce and star in crime thriller Golden Empire.
Donnie Yen will be playing a notorious drug kingpin who hits the top of the most wanted list for both the U.S and Mexican governments. The film is set to explore the complexities of the drug kingpin, showcasing the inner turmoil of one of the world’s most successful multinational drug lords.
CEO at Starlight Media, Peter Luo, released a statement about the project saying:
The talents of Donnie are undeniable and will be utilised in every imaginable way to bring this epic story to life. Spanning the continents of Asia, North America and South America, Golden Empire is really the first major narco film with an Asian lead that plays to global audiences. Showcasing diversity in cinema, while retaining authenticity, has always been a primary focus of ours, and this unique and fascinating story is representative of our mandate.
Donnie Yen will be producing alongside Peter Luo, with Golden Empire set to shoot primarily in the U.S.