“Rogue One” scene stealer and “Ip Man” star Donnie Yen is set to play the lead role in “Sleeping Dogs,” the upcoming film adaptation of the acclaimed Hong Kong-set open world action-adventure game.
Will Yun Lee voiced the lead role in the original game of Wei Shen, an undercover cop in Hong Kong on a mission to take down a powerful criminal organization – the Sun On Yee Triad. Yen will take on the role for the film.
Neal Moritz (“The Fate of the Furious”) and his production company Original Film are behind the movie which is said to include lots of martial arts, racing and boat chases. Dmitri Johnson, Dan Jevons, Toby Ascher, and Stephan Bugaj will also produce.