Andrew Lau, co-director (with Alan Mak) of the popular Infernal Affairs film series is bringing his Chinese gangster know-how to the U.S. with a little help from fellow Hong Kong director Andrew Loo (It Had to Be You! ), American film icon Martin Scorsese, plus A24 Films and DirecTV. Loo is co-directing the upcoming Revenge of the Green Dragons with Lau, while Scorsese is acting as executive producer for the film. DirecTV is giving the film an exclusive thirty day release starting September 11th, before A24 takes it to theaters in October.
Revenge of the Green Dragons stars Justin Chon (The Twilight Saga) and Kevin Wu (known for his YouTube videos), with – as we previously reported – Scorsese alumnus Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, and more recently, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).
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.