SINGAPORE: Singapore-based Henry Golding has landed a lead role in the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians.
Golding will play Nick Young in the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu. Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu has already been cast in the movie, which tells the story of wealthy families living in Singapore.
Chu told Channel NewsAsia that "Henry is fantastic!"
"We scoured the world for the perfect blend of world traveller, prince, and lover," he said. "But who would have guessed that he was right where the book said he would be ... Singapore!"
Golding is represented in Singapore by FLY Entertainment. According to its website, his father is from England and his mother from Sarawak, Malaysia. He is a fully trained hairstylist turned host and presenter.
His previous works include Channel NewsAsia productions Food Reformers and Don't Mess With Us. He has also appeared on The Travel Show on the BBC.