Henry Golding to star alongside Blake Lively

  • Movies
  • Thursday, 27 Jul 2017

A Simply Favor, a thriller starring Henry Golding, will start filming in Canada on Aug 14. Photo: The Star/Sia Hong Kiau

Henry Golding is going places after scoring the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians.

After the film wrapped in Singapore in June, Golding has booked his next gig. The 30-year-old Malaysian actor is set to star alongside Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in A Simple Favor.

Directed by Paul Feig (Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids), the thriller revolves around Stephanie (Kendrick) who is determined to find out the reason behind her best friend Emily’s (Lively) sudden disappearance.

Golding plays Emily’s husband Sean, who joins Stephanie in seeking truth and justice.

The film is based on Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name. Principal photography begins Aug 14 in Toronto, Canada.

A trained hairstylist, Golding is of English and Iban parentage. He grew up in England and is currently based in Malaysia and Singapore.

A Simple Favor is tentatively scheduled for release next year.

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