Chinese-Canadian actor Henry Lau stars in heartwarming film sequel, A Dog's Journey

Actor Henry Lau says his casting is significant because of how rarely Asian men get starring roles in Hollywood.
Actor Henry Lau says his casting is significant because of how rarely Asian men get starring roles in Hollywood.PHOTO: HENRYL89/INSTAGRAM

LOS ANGELES - Desperate to break into China, Hollywood studios are still struggling to crack the code on what Chinese audiences want.

But the 2017 movie A Dog's Purpose accidentally stumbled onto a winning formula. The weepy tale of beloved pet Bailey - who dies but is repeatedly reincarnated to help his human family - scooped up US$205 million at the global box office, US$88 million of that in China compared to US$64 million in the United States.

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