Luhan will make his first appearance in a Hollywood movie and will be starring in the movie The Great Wall alongside Matt Damon, among others.
Prior to this report, only Matt Damon (Saving Private Ryan, The Bourne Trilogy), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones “Season 4”), and William Dafoe (Spiderman Trilogy, The Grand Budapest Hotel) were confirmed to have a role in the upcoming Legendary East film.
In addition to this all-star lineup, director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) was reported to have also cast many Chinese celebrities and actors, such as Zhang Hanyu and boy band TFBOYS to name a few. Variety has also confirmed the appearance of Andy Lau, who is acquainted with Zhang as he worked on House of Flying Daggers with him in 2004.
By no means is Zhang Yimou an unknown figure in the movie industry. In fact, he has worked with several famous actors in his previous works, such as infamous martial artist Jet Li in Hero and the previously mentioned Andy Lau. In addition to these popular films, he also played a significant role in the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
The movie will be about the Great Wall of China and a mystery surrounding the historic Chinese landmark as elite soldiers attempt to to hold a last stand against mythical creatures in order to save humanity.
Due to unexpected circumstances, the movie was forced to postponement its initial filming plans last month, but new reports revealed it will resume filming at the end of March 2015 in China.
The Great Wall is set to be released sometime in 2016, but the precise date is still unknown, and will feature a confirmed cast of Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Luhan, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xuedong, Huang Xuan, and Wang Junkai.