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Chris Pratt and Wu Jing to Star in Saigon Bodyguards Remake

Actors Chris Pratt and Wu Jing will be starring in Universal Studios’ English remake of the Vietnamese film Saigon Bodyguards, Deadline reported.


The film will be produced by Pratt under his banner Indivisible Productions and brothers Joe and Anthony Russo and Mike Larocca under the banner AGBO. Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck will write the film’s script.

While the producers are yet to finalise a director, Matt Reilly will reportedly oversee the project on behalf of Universal Studios and creative executive Kassee Whiting will oversee the project on behalf of AGBO.

Pratt has previously worked with the Russo brothers in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers films. The brothers were also consultants of Wolf Warrior 2, directed by Wu Jing. Wolf Warrior 2 is one of the highest-grossing films in China and recorded $877 million in ticket sales, making it the highest-grossing non-English language film in the world.

Saigon Bodyguards focuses on two professional bodyguards and friends, Vien and Trinh, who try to find a corporate heir who gets kidnapped right under their noses. The rest of the story follows the hilarious journey of the bodyguards who are tasked with important assignments.

The original film was released in 2016 and directed by Ken Ochiai, who also directed Ninja the Monster. The film was produced by Rhombus Media and TNA Entertainments and presented by CJ Entertainment with the participation of Galaxy Media, PS Vietnam, Yeah 1 CMG, and Media Village.

The film starred Kim Ly, Thai Hoa, Chi Pu, and B Tran.


Pratt was last seen in the computer-animated urban-fantasy adventure film Onward, which released earlier this year and lent his voice to Barley Lightfoot’s character. His upcoming films include Jurassic World: Dominion, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Tomorrow War, and The Suicide Squad.

Wu Jing was last seen in the 2019 Chinese film My People My Country.