Henry Golding and his Long House Productions label have signed a two-year first-look film and TV development and production deal with SK Global, the co-financiers and producers of Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians.”
The deal will cover opportunities for Golding both in front of and behind the camera. The projects developed under the new partnership will include features and scripted and unscripted TV series for the global market. They will seek to appeal to both U.S. and local-language audiences abroad, the companies said, looking specifically at collaborations with partners in Japan, Southeast Asia and China.
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Golding first linked up with SK Global for the groundbreaking 2018 rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians,” whose sequel is set to begin shooting “imminently,” the firm said.
He launched Long House Productions in partnership with China’s deep-pocketed Starlight Cultural Entertainment Group in 2019 to develop content across all media that highlights Asian voices. Its first feature will be “The Inheritance,” an action-adventure film starring Golding written by Alistair Hudson.
SK Global and Long House are also collaborating on an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month PSA campaign that is currently in post-production and set to launch in late May.
Golding said he “couldn’t be more excited” about the new partnership.
“Creatively our synergy is completely aligned, and SK Global’s reach within the Asian market where there are so many rich stories to tell is invaluable,” he said. “My goal in creating Long House aligns with this partnership as it establishes a powerhouse for creating content for film, television and other mediums that are inclusive of Asian voices, and I look forward to utilizing my past experience as a journalist as we create global content together.”
Golding started out in the entertainment industry as a journalist, host and producer of travel programs for the Discovery Channel and the BBC.
SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin said the deal “couldn’t come at a more exciting time or on more exciting terms.”
“Henry is truly a man of the moment – he’s an incredibly talented actor, he has longstanding international industry relationships thanks to his years of tirelessly working and networking around the globe, and he’s a skilled and fully engaged producer,” they said in a joint statement. “He has a remarkable, singular presence and we are grateful for the chance to continue working together.”
Next up for Golding is a star turn in “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins,” a reboot of Paramount’s G.I. Joe franchise directed by Robert Schwentke. It will hit theaters July 23. He is also set to star as Mr. Elliot in a modern adaptation of the Jane Austen classic “Persuasion” opposite Dakota Johnson for MRC and Netflix.
Recently, Golding also starred as a gay man who returns to his birth country Vietnam for the first time in decades since his family fled the country during the Vietnam War in 2019’s “Monsoon,” directed by Cambodia-born Hong Khaou. Other 2019 credits include Guy Ritchie’s action comedy “The Gentleman” and Paul Feig’s holiday romance “Last Christmas,” opposite Emilia Clarke. In 2018, he had collaborated with Feig on the psychological thriller “A Simple Favor,” starring alongside Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
In the pipeline at SK Global are the second season of the International Emmy Award-winning Hindi-language Netflix series “Delhi Crime,” which is nearing the end of production; the English-language film “India Sweets and Spices”; and a number of superhero films created with Screenplay Bumilangit that Disney Plus has licensed for Indonesia.
Golding is repped by CAA, Megan Silverman Management and attorney Rick Genow.
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