'The Great Wall' (2017) Official Trailer | Matt Damon, Zhang Yimou

Matt Damon plays a European mercenary in China during the Song dynasty. He encounters the Great Wall of China and meets Chinese soldiers who defend against monsters (Released February 17, 2017).

Hollywood white washing the practice of casting in the film industry of the United States which involves white actors cast in historically non-white character roles.

The Great Wall of China was panned and defended regarding whitewashing. The film, which was set in the Northern Song Dynasty of ancient China, sets white/male Matt Damon in the lead role of William Garin. Director Zhang Yimou defended the casting choice, stating that Damon is not playing a role that was originally conceived for a Chinese actor.