Celina Jade And Jeeja Yanin Join TRIPLE THREAT
EXCLUSIVE: Actresses Celina Jade (CW’s Arrow) and Jeeja Yanin (Raging Phoenix) have been officially cast in the new ensemble action movie, Triple Threat from Arclight Films and SC Films Thailand. Jesse V. Johnson (The Package, The Beautiful Ones) is directing from a script by Joey O’Bryan for production to commence in Thailand on April 12.
Triple Threat joins our female components with an ensemble cast encompassing a raft of heavy hitters, including Tiger Chen (Man Of Tai Chi), Tony Jaa (xXx 3) and Iko Uwais (Headshot) opposite Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange), Michael Jai White (Blood And Bone) and UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping (xXx 3). The action-packed story follows a billionaire’s daughter whose only hope for protection from a ruthless cartel are two ill-fated fighters and a third seeking vegenace on the others.
Jade, who previously starred alongside Jaa opposite White in Ekachai Uekrongtham’s Skin Trade in 2015, will play the female lead while the details circling Yanin’s role are currently under wraps. The latter, following her principal role in season two of HBO Asia’s Halfworlds, recently cameoed with Jaa in White’s trilogical MMA action pic, Never Back Down: No Surrender.
Following breaking trade reports over the past week, SC Films International’s own Mike Selby is producing along with Mike Gabrawy and Gary Hamilton of Arclight Films. Actor Chen is also producing the film as will Elliot Tong and Ying Ye with Tim Man serving as action director. Shanghai Aurora Alliance is financing the film.
Adkins and White are expected to appear in Johnson’s latest British comic book adaptation, Accident Man, following Adkins’s upcoming starring role in Johnson’s period action thriller, Savage Dog from XLrator Media. Jade is confirmed to re-join her Legendary Assassin star, actor and filmmaker Wu Jing in the forthcoming release of Wolf Warrior 2 this July while Jaa’s newest action thriller, Paradox awaits its release with Louis Koo, Wu Yue and Chris Collins starring.
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