‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Creator Nahnatchka Khan to Direct Rom-Com Starring Randall Park and Ali Wong for Netflix

The.  Time.  Is.  NOW!

Nahnatchka Khan will direct a romantic comedy film to stream on Netflix.  Khan, who created the popular television series Fresh Off the Boat, will make her film director debut with Netflix.  The film will also star two Asian Americans in the leading roles: Fresh Off the Boat‘s Randall Park and hilarious comedian Ali Wong.

fotb.jpgRandall Park as Louis Huang in Fresh Off the Boat

Aside from producing Fresh off the Boat, Khan has also worked on episodes for Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.  Randall Park is most known for his role in the running television series Fresh Off the Boat.  Ali Wong is a comedian most notably known for her stand-up comedy show Baby Cobra that is also on Netflix.

cobraAli Wong in Netflix’s Baby Cobra

As of now, the film is untitled but the script has been written by Michael Golamco.  The story follows two childhood sweethearts who have a falling-out and lose touch for 15 years.  Now as adults, they cross paths again.  Sasha (Wong) has become a celebrity chef who is opening up a restaurant in San Francisco, while Marcus (Park) is a struggling but happy musician who lives at home with his dad.  And when they reconnect, they find that some old sparks still linger.

Asian Americans rarely ever get to be the romantic interests in American romantic comedies since… ever.  One of the rare gems that had an Asian Americans a romantic interest was the short-lived cancelled show Selfie starring John Cho and Karen Gillan.  So it’s exciting that this project is underway starring two Asian American leads.

What do you think of of this rom-com?  Will you watch it when it is released?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Variety

 

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