Henry Golding to star alongside Matthew McConaughey in 'Toff Guys'

Henry Golding has landed a steady string of roles since making his acting debut in 'Crazy Rich Asians'.
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From landing his first acting role ever on this year's blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians to starring alongside acting heavyweight Matthew McConaughey in his newly-announced film project, Henry Golding's career has been on a meteoric rise.

Golding will act opposite McConaughey, who took home a Best Actor Oscar in 2014 for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, and Kate Beckinsale in Toff Guys, a crime drama directed by Guy Ritchie.

According to Variety, Toff Guys "explores the collision between European 'old money' and the modern marijuana industry. It follows a British drug lord attempting to cash out on his highly profitable empire by selling it off to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires."

Toff Guys marks Golding's fifth film project after the summer hit Crazy Rich Asians, mystery-thriller A Simple Favor (currently in cinemas), the upcoming indie drama Monsoon and holiday romance flick Last Christmas.

Stars of Crazy Rich Asians shine bright at Singapore premiere

  • Actor Henry Golding (R) and his wife Liv Lo (L) arrive at the film premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians" at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on August 21, 2018.
  • Hundreds turned up at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday night (Aug 21) to greet the stars of the film Crazy Rich Asians at the Singapore premiere of the surprise Hollywood hit.
  • The main attraction was lead actor Malaysian-British actor Henry Golding, who plays Nick Young, the heir to a fortune amassed by Singapore's wealthiest family.
  • He was joined on the carpet by his wife, actress and fitness instructor Liv Lo.
  • Also present were Singapore actors Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua, Koh Chieng Mun, Fiona Xie, Selena Tan, Janice Koh, Amy Cheng and Constance Lau, as well as photographer Russel Wong and others.
  • Pierre Png and wife Andrea D'cruz
  • Director John M. Chu (R) and his wife Kristin Hodge
  • Fiona Xie, who plays Kitty Pong in the film.
  • Actor Chris Pang walks the emerald carpet in Singapore.
  • The film's weekend takings of over US$35 million (S$47.9 million) in the United States has far exceeded expectations for the romantic comedy, with many seeing its success as a sign that audiences are hungry for fun love stories, and will welcome films that feature non-whites in leading roles.
  • The film, based on the 2013 bestseller of the same name by novelist Kevin Kwan, opens in theatres in Singapore on Aug 22.
  • Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.
  • Singapore actress Koh Chieng Mun.
  • Constance Lau
  • Janice Koh
  • Selena Tan
  • Producer John Penotti and guests pose at the film premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians"

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