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Sarawakian Actor Henry Golding Lands Role In New BBC-Financed Film Monsoon

Constance Wu and Henry Golding photographed by Ruven Afanador on October 21, 2017 at Quixote studios in LA, CA for the film Crazy Rich Asians. Stylist:†Hayley Atkin/The Wall Group; Wuís Hair: Mark Townsend/Dove Hair Care; Makeup: Molly Greenwald/Giorgio Armani/The Wall Group; Goldingís Groomer: Jhizet Panosian/Baxter of California/Forward Artists; Manicurist Ashlie Johnson/Chanel Le Vernis/The Wall Group; Set Design: Charlotte Malmlof; Producer: Kim Lansill; Wuís Dress: Alice & Olivia; Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Crown: H.Crowne; Jewelry: Anabela Chan; Goldingís Blazer: Zara; Shirt And Pants: Dolce & Gabbana; Shoes: Cesare Paciotti

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, the Sarawakian hunk has landed the lead role in the drama Monsoon from director Hong Khaou in which Tracy O’Riordan is set to produce, with Rose Garnett and Lizzie Francke executive producing.

In the film, Henry 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.

Monsoon is financed by British Film Institute (BFI) and BBC. Are you excited to see more of Henry Golding in the big screen? We know we are! 

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