Friday, August 17, 2012

‘Blade Runner’ Actor Joins Cast of Sci-fi Thriller PATRIOT ACT

James Hong will play the character 'Jin' in this Texas based independent film, set for a Fall 2013 release.

James Hong, the veteran Asian-American actor who has appeared in iconic roles in cult classics such as Blade Runner and Big Trouble in Little China and more recently wrapped shooting on Ryan Reynolds’ new film, R.I.P.D. (2013), has joined the cast of the Texas based independent science fiction thriller Patriot Act written and directed by Wayne Slaten and starring Jason Douglas, Mayra Leal and Matthew Carter.

The story centers on Kane (Carter), a retired government assassin, who is brought out of retirement to hunt down an alien responsible for killing the members of his former team. Hong will play “Jin”, the manager of the Grand Hotel, who is best described as Kane’s “eyes” in the Lower Quarter of downtown Houston in the year 2078. Patriot Act will be distributed worldwide through Archstone Distribution with a Fall 2013 theatrical release.

Hong, with a career dating back to the mid 1950s, has astoundingly appeared in over 500 movies and television roles including Kung Fu Panda, Mulan, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Shadow and Seinfeld and was most recently seen this year in the Jason Statham action movie Safe. He is represented by Stage 9 Talent.

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