‘Shang-Chi’ Star Fala Chen Joins Colin Farrell & Tilda Swinton In ‘The Ballad Of A Small Player’

Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire and Shang Chi: And The Legend Of The Ten Rings star Fala Chen is joining the previously announced Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Tilda Swinton (The Killer) in Netflix and Ed Berger’s (All Quiet On The Western Front) upcoming feature The Ballad of a Small Player, we can reveal.

The story follows a high-stakes gambler who decides to lay low in Macau after his past and debts catch up with him. Along the way he encounters a kindred spirit who might just hold the key to his salvation. Production is due to start in Asia this summer.

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Rowan Joffe is adapting the script that is is based on the novel by Lawrence Osborne. Mike Goodridge is producing through his Good Chaos banner along with Berger for his Nine Hours banner as well as Matthew James Wilkinson for Stigma Films.

The film marks the first project under Berger’s creative partnership and global first-look film deal with Netflix, via his company Nine Hours.

Alongside her big screen roles, rising actress Chen is also known for TV series Irma Vep and The Undoing.

Best known for his Oscar-winning work on Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front, Berger’s follow-up film Conclave bows in November.

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