From directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs, Confession of Pain) and Andrew Loo, and executive producer Martin Scorsese, comes this true-story crime epic “in the vein of crime classics like Mean Streets and Infernal Affairs.” The film is set to debut next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, and we’ve got the Revenge of the Green Dragons trailer for you to watch as a result. The film tells the story of two immigrant brothers, Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu), who grow up chasing the American dream. As they rise in the ranks of the Asian-American gang life in Queens, NY, they find themselves at odds when Sonny turns his back on the Green Dragons. The trailer provides a look at what could be a potent crime drama, complete with shoot-outs, executions, love-triangles and loyalty dilemmas. You’ll know off the bat if this is the kind of film you’re interested in, and we most definitely are. Fingers crossed this delivers.
Also starring Ray Liotta and Harry Shum Jr.
Check out the film’s poster beneath the trailer.
Official synopsis for Revenge of the Green Dragons:
In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of “The Green Dragons”.