“The talents of Donnie are undeniable and will be utilized in every imaginable way to bring this epic story to life"
Yen stars as the unnamed notorious international gangster who is listed on the US and Mexican governments’ most wanted.
The film focuses on Yen’s character, exploring his inner conflicts whilst balancing his task of being a multinational drug lord.
Golden Empire will see the character venture across multiple continents expansing his criminal network.
The Chinese actor will produce the film with Starlight Media CEO Peter Luo.
“The talents of Donnie are undeniable and will be utilized in every imaginable way to bring this epic story to life,” Luo said. “Spanning the continents of Asia, North America and South America, Golden Empire is really the first major narco film with an Asian lead that plays to global audiences.”
“Showcasing diversity in cinema, while retaining authenticity, has always been a primary focus of ours, and this unique and fascinating story is representative of our mandate.”