A24 Films has released the first Revenge of the Green Dragons trailer and poster for directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Andrew Loo’s upcoming crime drama. Based on a true story, the film revolves around two immigrant brothers (played by Justin Chon and Kevin Wu) who survive the poverty of 1980s New York by joining the Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”, where they quickly rise up the ranks and draw the attention of the city cops. Martin Scorsese—who remade Infernal Affairs with 2006’s The Departed—lends his name to the film as an executive producer, and it’s not hard to see why. The trailer highlights a unique story with heavy stakes, told against the backdrop of the American Dream. It looks to be an altogether promising feature, and one I’m curious to check out.
Hit the jump to check out the Revenge of the Green Dragons trailer and poster. The film also stars Harry Shum Jr., Shuya Chang, Geoff Pierson, Billy Magnussen, and Ray Liotta. Revenge of the Green Dragons will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be available exclusively on DirecTV starting September 11th, followed by a theatrical release in October.