- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Sunday, 12 June 2022 17:39
Sandra Oh and Awkwafina have begun production last week in Los Angeles for an untitled original sister comedy from 20th Century Studios with veteran television director Jessica Yu at the helm. Jason Schwartzman (THE FRENCH DISPATCH), Holland Taylor, Emmy winner Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Will Ferrell will also star.
Oh and Awkwafina will play estranged sisters who go on a wild cross-country trek to win as much cash on game shows to help cover their mother's gaming debts. Awkwafina is Annie, a tightly-wound, gameshow-obsessed woman, and Oh, her train-wreck of a sister Jenny.
The film from 20th Century Studios began last week in Los Angeles and will move to New Orleans, wrapping production July 22, 2022. The untitled project will premiere in 2023 as a Hulu Original in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
The comedy comes from Will Farrell's Gloria Sanchez Productions, written by Jen D’Angelo (“Hocus Pocus 2”) and produced by Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum (“Booksmart”) for Gloria Sanchez Productions, Maggie Haskins, Itay Reiss, Jen D’Angelo, Awkwafina, and Sandra Oh. Alex Brown (“Hustlers”) and Erika Hampson (“The Photograph”) are executive producers.
The comedy follows a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina) and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister Jenny (Oh), who must work together to help cover their mother’s gambling debts. When Anne’s beloved dog is kidnapped, they set out on a wild, cross-country trek to get the cash the only way they know how: by turning Anne into a bona-fide gameshow champion.