Crazy Rich Asians actor Ronny Chieng has joined the cast of Blumhouse’s and Atomic Monster’s upcoming horror thriller M3gan.
Written by Akela Cooper, the script is based on a story by James Wan, and Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) who will direct the film.
In the film, “Allison Williams plays Gemma, a brilliant roboticist at a toy company. She uses artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a life-like doll programmed to be a kid’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. After unexpectedly gaining custody of her orphaned niece, Gemma enlists the help of the M3GAN prototype – a decision that has unimaginable consequences.”
Jason Blum and James Wan are producing the thriller. Michael Clear, of Wan’s Atomic Monster banner, will executive produce with Judson Scott shepherding for the company. Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek will executive produce. Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath will executive produce for Divide/Conquer. Mark Katchur and Allison Williams will also serve as executive producers. Blumhouse and Atomic Monster will produce in association with Divide/Conquer.
Chieng is a Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in both Manchester, New Hampshire, and Singapore. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. Ronny has appeared in GQ and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is represented by Artists First, APA, and Sech
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