Actor Henry Golding will play the Asian male lead for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Actor Henry Golding will be playing Nick Young in the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, according to Hollywood Reporter:

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Michelle Yeoh is attached to play Nick’s controlling mother who disapproves of Rachel.

So who is Henry Golding? The article states that he is half white on his father’s side, and his mother is Malaysian:

Golding, whose father is from England and his mother from the Iban tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, is a true discovery. He is currently based in Singapore after growing up in London, and has never been featured in a film, but has experience hosting for TV travel shows. He is represented by management company FLY Entertainment in Singapore.

You can check out Henry Golding’s Instagram here.