“Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Henry Golding is rolling Snake Eyes.
The star, who also appeared in “A Simple Favor” and will romance Emilia Clarke in “Last Christmas,” is in talks for “Snake Eyes,” Paramount’s planned G.I. Joe spinoff.
The studio has been looking to reboot/revive the franchise, which has spawned two movies, 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and 2013’s “G.I Joe: Retaliation.” Ray Park played Snake Eyes in both movies.
Snake Eyes is the silent ninja commando who first appeared in the 1980s as part of Hasbro and Marvel Comics’ relaunch of the G.I. Joe toy line. He never reveals his face, wears all black, and sometimes carries out missions with pet wolf Timber. He has a romantic relationship with fellow team member Scarlett and his nemesis is blood brother ninja Storm Shadow.
Robert Schwentke (two of the “Divergent” movies) is on board to direct the spinoff film.
Golding made his feature film debut in last year’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” and has been a hot commodity since then. He will also appear in Guy Ritchie’s crime thriller “The Gentlemen” opposite Matthew McConaughey.
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