Victor Ma To Star Opposite Colin Firth In Zombie Brother Adaptation

Victor Ma Boqian, who grew up and went to college in the Los Angeles area but gave up his Hollywood dreams for China after being repeatedly rejected for roles because of reasons like his eyes were too big to fill the Asian diversity quota, is returning as the lead in an upcoming Zombie Brother adaptation. As Deadline reported, he’ll play the lead opposite Colin Firth in the film titled “New York Will Eat You Alive.”

In the film, Ma will star as Bai, a successful biotech engineer who has to lead his group of friends across a New York City overrun with zombies in order to save the world. STX is releasing the Todd Strauss-Schulson directed film in the U.S. and UK and through its foreign output partners with Tencent distributing in China.