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Heartthrob Nathan Hartono to Star as Lead Actor in Singapore’s 1st Car Racing-Themed Movie!

By Flora  /  13 Mar 2017 (Monday)

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Tentatively titled ‘Warrior of Love’ 《战神》, the US$ 1.8 million action movie will see Singaporean singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono in his first leading role in a feature film. 

“I am excited to start! I am still very raw when it comes to screen acting for I have only been involved in a handful of projects that involved acting so far. It is a great honour for me to be offered the leading role in this film. I do feel the pressure but it is the good kind of pressure; the kind that drives me to improve and do greater things. I cannot wait to take on the challenges this film will bring,” says Nathan.

Malaysia’s No.1 Drifter, Tengku Djan Ley, and Asia’s top female racer, Leona Chin 利念娜, will also be making special appearances in the movie to showcase their driving skills. “It is so rare to see high-speed car action sequences on the big screen performed by women in Asia, which is why I am all geared up to lend my driving proficiency to this movie. Personally, the driving is the easier part but when it comes to the acting chops, I am new. I will do my best and will perform my best! I am really looking forward to be a part of this movie,” says Leona Chin.

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Directed by Derrick Lui (1400) and co-written by Boris Boo (Just Follow Law), Taiwan’s Gavin Lin (Welcome To The Happy Days) and Hermes Lu (A Moment of Love), the movie is a co-production by SIMF Management and Opensky Entertainment. 

“I’ve always been passionate about cars, and grew up modifying and racing cars. No one in Singapore has made a feature film about cars before, and it will be a breakthrough for us locally if we are successful,” says Derrick.

Principal photography will start in mid-August in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan; and is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2018.


WARRIOR OF LOVE is a comedic portrayal of a young and gullible Cinderella who falls in love with the Prince of Speed. Her dream of being a professional car racer appears to be fulfilled when she meets and saves her idol. However, he is not what he seems to be... The movie follows the self-discovery journeys of the two lovers, steering through laughs and tears, hopes and fears, helping each other along the way to discover the sides of themselves that they never knew, and eventually reach their respective destinations in life to fulfil their dreams and become better people.
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