Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Vietnamese-American actor, director and martial artist Dustin Nguyễn will play a role in Warrior, a new Cinemax crime-drama series based on the writings of martial art legend Bruce Lee.
The 10-episode series is executive produced by Shan Lee, Lee’s daughter, Fast and Furious 6 director Justin Lin, and writer Jonathan Tropper.
It is about a martial arts prodigy who emigrates to San Francisco from China during the Tong Wars of the city in the second half of the 19th century.
In the film, Dustin will play Zing who fights against the leading character played by British actor Andrew Koji.
Dustin made his acting debut in 1985 with a role in Magnum, PI., an American crime drama series that ran from 1980 to 1988.
He has played in American series like 21 Jump Street and VIP, and movies such as Little Fish, The Doom Generation and The Rebel.
In 2008, he played a leading role in Huyền Thoại Bất Tử (The Legend Is Alive), a production of Phước Sang Studio, Sài Gòn Media and Wonder Boy Entertainment.
The role brought him the Golden Lotus Award given by the Việt Nam Cinema Association and the Golden Kite Award by the Việt Nam Cinema Department.
In 2013, Dustin wrote, directed, and played a leading role in action movie Lửa Phật (Once upon a Time in Việt Nam).
He has directed films such as Để Mai Tính (Fool for Love) in 2010, Trúng Số (Jackpot) in 2015, Bao Giờ Có Yêu Nhau (When We Fall in Love) in 2016, and 789 Mười in 2018.
Warrior’s premiere on Cinemax is scheduled for April 5. — VNS