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Yeo Yann Yann, Sunny Pang cast in Netflix film – with Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant

The action thriller will also star Forest Whitaker, Justin Cornwell from The Umbrella Academy and Jessie Mei Li from Shadow And Bone.

Yeo Yann Yann, Sunny Pang cast in Netflix film – with Tom Hardy, Timothy Olyphant

Yeo Yann Yann won Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards 2019 for her role as a teacher in Anthony Chen's Wet Season. (Photo: AFP)

Malaysia-born and Singapore-based actress Yeo Yann Yann, as well as Singaporean actor Sunny Pang, will be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars Tom Hardy and Timothy Olyphant in an upcoming Netflix thriller called Havoc.

The 44-year-old Yeo, who won Best Supporting Actress for Ilo Ilo and Best Leading Actress for Wet Season at the Golden Horse Awards, posted a shot of the news on her Instagram page on Tuesday (Jun 29) and was congratulated by many, including actress Rebecca Lim.

“My heart is filled with excitement,” Yeo told Variety. “I can’t wait to start the shoot.”

The film, which will be written and directed by Gareth Evans, will also star Forest Whitaker, Justin Cornwell (The Umbrella Academy), Jessie Mei Li (Shadow And Bone), Luis Guzman (Boogie Night) and UFC mixed martial artist Michelle Waterson.

Evans is known for the action films The Raid: Redemption in 2011 and The Raid II in 2014. He recently inked a deal to produce and direct films exclusively for Netflix for the next several years. 

READ: From kampung girl to award-winning actress: Who is the real Yeo Yann Yann?

Pang told entertainment portal that he is currently rehearsing in Wales and ready to begin shooting in the “middle of next month”. He added that he met Evans back in 2014 when he was based in Indonesia and they have been friends since.

The Code Of Law actor also said he’s excited to work with Yeo as she is "another old friend”. The duo both appeared separately in HBO’s HDB-set anthology series, Invisible Stories. Their roles in Havoc have not yet been revealed.

Havoc follows a bruised detective who fights his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son after a drug deal gone wrong. Along the way, he unravels a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that ensnares his entire city.

Source: CNA/sr