Martial artist and actor Donnie Yen is known for his 2017 roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Ip Man. Now he is cast as in the movie adaptation of Sleeping Dogs. Even though this project has not circulated in the news media, he has confirmed that he is cast in the movie.
Yesterday, the action star posted on Facebook a promotional image. Among the promotional image of the game title that is being adapted into a movie, there are fighting scenes that are shown as well. See images below.
Nonetheless, it is confirmed that he will portray as undercover cop. It is not known if his role is based on Wei Shen. In the United Front Games’ title, Shen is a member of the Hong Kong Police. He infiltrates the Triads to bring the bad guys down from the inside. But then later on, he inevitably develops deep connections with some members in the organization. With this, his allegiances between his job and his mission is put to the test.
Other reports revealed that the movie is produced by Original Film and DJ2 Entertainment. It is under the guidance of the Fast and the Furious series producer Neal Moritz, Dan Jevons and Dmitri Johnson.
The Sleeping Dogs game was released in the year 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It had a Definitive Edition that was released in 2014.
Photo source: Facebook/Donnie Yen
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