Vietnamese movie star and director, Ngo Thanh Van, known as Veronica Ngo, will star in the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, confirmed its distributor, Walt Disney Studios.
Vietnamese-American actress, Kelly Tran, who will also star in Star Wars, will come to Viet Nam at the end of this month before the movie hits the theatres internationally on December 15.
Kelly Tran and Van will address a press conference in Viet Nam to introduce and promote the movie. This will be the first time that Walt Disney will organise a movie promotion event in Viet Nam, with the attendance of a Hollywood star.
Kelly Tran will play the role of Rose Tico, a maintenance worker for the Resistance, who joins John Boyega’s Finn on a mission “Behind enemy lines”.
Vân will portray Paige Tico, Rose’s sister. Paige is a gunner and a pilot in the Resistance during the First Order, who gets some coaching from X-Wing flyboy, Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues, as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson.
Early this year, Van played the role of a killer named Tien in the US fantasy thrill movie, Bright, which starred Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. In 2015, she also played a supporting role in a sequel to the 2000 Hollywood blockbuster, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend.
Van, who grew up in a small town in the northern province of Tra Vinh, began her career as a film director and producer after more than 15 years of working as a fashion model and pop singer.