Ray Liotta, Justin Chon (Twilight), and Harry Shum, Jr. (Glee) star in the 1990s NYC-set action crime drama that’s executive produced by Martin Scorsese and set to debut next month at the Toronto Film Festival. Revenge of the Green Dragons is helmed by Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo and was inspired by Frederick Dannen’s New Yorker article chronicling Asian-American gang life in Queens, NY. It’s a reunion of sorts for Lau and Scorsese after the latter remade Lau’s Hong Kong crime pic Infernal Affairs into his own Oscar-winning 2006 film The Departed. Pic tracks immigrant siblings Sonny (Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who join Chinatown’s Green Dragons in pursuit of their own American Dream, only to find themselves at odds when Sonny turns against his brother and the organization.
Shuya Chang, Geoff Pierson, Billy Magnussen, and Eugenia Yuan also star. Michael DiJiacomo and Loo co-wrote the script and IM Global’s Octane financed the project. Producers are Stuart Ford for IM Global, Lau, Allen Bain, Jesse Scolaro, and Ara Katz. Steve Squillante, Deepak Nayar, Michael Bassick, and Art Spigel are also exec producers. Following its TIFF premiere, Green Dragons will be available exclusively on DirecTV for 30 days starting September 11 before A24 takes it to theaters in October. Check it out:
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