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Simu Liu to star in Amazon Prime series directed by Justin Lin

Simu Liu is set to star in a new series on Amazon Prime based on the novel Seven Wonders by Ben Mezrich, Variety reports.

Liu will play Dr. Nate Grady, a botanist and adventurer in a race to solve an ancient mystery connected to the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. He will team up with co-star Sloane Seydoux, who’s character is described as a slippery international fixer.

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is set to take over as director with Adam Cozad of The Legend of Tarzan expected to write and executive produce the project. Liu is also listed as an executive producer, according to Deadline along with Salvador Gatdula and Andrew Schneider executive produce for Perfect StormSalvador Gatdula and Andrew Schneider executive produce for Lin’s Perfect Storm.

SyFy reports its unclear when Seven Wonders will go into production. It points out the Liu is already committed to a sequel of Shanghai and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but the publication predicts we’ll see Liu in Seven Wonders before the Shang-Chi sequel which is not expected to come out at least until 2025.

Liu will also be seen alongside Mark Walberg in the upcoming movie, Arthur the King. In it Walberg plays an adventure racer who adopts a stray dog named Arthur. Liu will play the role of Liam.

SyFy also predicts Seven Wonders will be a a fast-paced, thrilling adventure that may also be epic in scope, especially for a television series.”

Beau Flynn is producing and has been involved in both Black Adam and the Jungle Cruise.

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