Donnie Yen Cast In Upcoming Sleeping Dogs Movie Adaptation

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Donnie Yen is joining the cast of the upcoming movie adaptation of Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs, starring in the role of a yet-unnamed undercover cop.

Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3)
Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3)

Yen is known most recently for his portrayals of Xian in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and of Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

According to the report over at Deadline, the film is being produced by Original Film and DJ2 Entertainment, under the guidance of producers Neal Moritz (the Fast and Furious series), Dmitri Johnson, and Dan Jevons. It will tell the story of an "undercover police officer (Yen) on a mission to take down one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads."

It's unclear at this stage how closely the film will follow the events of the game, or even if the undercover cop in question will be the protagonist from the game, Wei Shen.

Sleeping Dogs was originally released in 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with a Definitive Edition released in 2014.

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