Tan Kheng Hua joins Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding in new animated film
The Tiger’s Apprentice is about a boy who befriends a talking and shape-shifting tiger, voiced by Crazy Rich Asians star Golding.
It’s a Crazy Rich Asians reunion as Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Tan Kheng Hua, who all starred in the hit 2018 rom-com, are now slated to work together on a new animated movie called The Tiger’s Apprentice.
The 57-year-old Singaporean actress confirmed that she has joined the cast through an Instagram post on Tuesday (Sep 15).
Tan wrote: “So happy to finally be able to share this wonderful news! And to be in illustrious company for @paramount.animation's THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE.”
Also part of the “illustrious company” is Killing Eve actress, Sandra Oh.
The Tiger’s Apprentice is based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Lawrence Yep.
It tells the story of a young Chinese-American boy called Tom who runs into a shape-shifting and talking tiger called Mr Hu (voiced by Golding). The tiger decides to mentor Tom and guide him through a magical world where there is an ancient phoenix, a dragon and a group of evil-doers.
Oh will voice the character of Mistral, the dragon.
It hasn't been revealed which characters Yeoh and Tan will be voicing.
The Tiger’s Apprentice will be directed by former Pixar animator Carlos Baena, who is making his directorial debut. He had worked on Wall-E and Toy Story 3.
The film is currently scheduled for release in February 2023.