'Ballers' director Simon Cellan Jones will steer the film

Kim’s Convenience and Shang-Chi star Simu Liu will appear alongside Mark Wahlberg in Arthur The King.

The upcoming film, directed by Ballers director Simon Cellan Jones, will mark Liu’s first movie project since the Marvel superhero role.

Inspired by a true story, Arthur The King is based on the 2017 book Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home by Mikael Lindnord.

The film centres on Lindnord – the captain of a Swedish adventure racing team – played by Wahlberg. During a 400-mile race through the Ecuadoran jungle, the team meet and befriend a wounded stray dog. Liu plays a character named Liam in the film.

Tucker Tooley (We’re the Millers, Den of Thieves), Mark Canton (300, Power), Courtney Solomon, Tessa Tooley, Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson will produce.

In related news, Kim’s Convenience has announced a release date for its Season 5 premiere.

Elsewhere, Liu recently called out Senator Marsha Blackburn for a racist tweet.