Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios recently acquired the film from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. It is set for a wide theatrical release in 2019.
Lo, who has both acting and action chops, joins in a major role opposite Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Wolf Warrior II”). Grillo plays a special forces operative trapped in a time loop in which he dies every day. His quest is to find out who is responsible.
The cast already features several high-profile names Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, and Mel Gibson in a variety of roles. Yeoh joins in a key supporting position.
The above the title role is a breakthrough for Lo, an actress and model who previously appeared in The Weinstein Company’s doomed production of “Shanghai,” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s “Scorpion King 3,” as well as the BBC’s 3-part mini-series “One Child.” With a background in competitive martial arts, Lo also has recent credits that include Jesse V. Johnson’s “The Debt Collector” for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and Asian-set action picture “Triple Threat,” which is currently in post-production.
Yeoh, whose catalog of past roles includes “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” next appears in Color Force’s “Crazy Rich Asians” for Warner Bros., and big-budget Chinese fantasy “Nezha.”
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“Boss Level” is financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis and is produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, with Randall Emmett and George Furla. It is a co-production between Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Carnahan and Grillo’s War Party, and Scott Free, whose Jules Daly is executive producer.