Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding has been set to star in Paramount’s upcoming G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes.
Red and R.I.P.D. director Robert Schwentke will be helming the project, with Brian Goldner producing, and Beauty and the Beast screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos penning the script.
Snake Eyes will be the third live-action film based on the G.I. Joe toy line and will focus on the character Snake Eyes’ origins. The first two films in the G.I. Joe franchise were released in 2009 and 2013 sequel and ended up earning over $678M at the worldwide box office. Snake Eyes is a ninja commando on the G.I. Joe squad who dresses in all black and never speaks. “Beauty and The Beast” screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the screenplay. The plot is said to be centered on Snake Eyes’ as he attempts to become a member of the Arashikage Clan, a ninja clan based in Japan.
After his break out role as the lead in Crazy Rich Asians, Golding has found a number of leading roles in such films as Guy Ritchie’s The Gentleman and Universal’s romantic comedy Last Christmas. Most recently, Golding appeared in the Lionsgate thriller A Simple Favor.
Snake Eyes will be released on Oct. 16, 2020.