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Sleeping Dogs Movie to Star Donnie Yen

March 3, 2017Written by Martin Patiño

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The Fast and the Furious producer Neal Moritz is coming out with a new movie based on Sleeping Dogs, the popular video game from Square Enix and United Front Games, and has chosen Ip Man franchise star Donnie Yen to headline the new project.

Much like the game, Yen will play an undercover police officer tasked with taking down the local Triads. It isn’t clear though whether Yen will play the game’s main protagonist, Wei Shen, or take on the role of an original character for the adaptation.

Apart from the Ip Man movies, Yen has recently co-starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Yen, who is well-loved in China, is also known for his martial arts prowess and experience as well as his work in fight choreography.

The movie will be produced by Neal Mortiz’s Original Film alongside DJ2 Entertainment. Original Film has worked on several action films such as the Fast and the Furious franchise, the S.W.A.T. movie, and two of the xXx movies.

[Source: Deadline Hollywood]