The actress Stephanie Hsufresh from her Oscar nomination for best supporting actress (a category she lost to her co-star from Everything Everywhere All at OnceJamie Lee Curtis) has his next film project ready, the comedy Joy Ride of Adele Lim.
Lim, known for the script of Crazy Rich Asiansdebuts as a director with this project that she also co-wrote with Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Family Guy, The Orville) y Teresa Hsiao (Family Guy, Fresh off the Boat, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens).
Ashley Park (Emily in Paris), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Sabrina Wu y Sherry Cola (Good Trouble, I Love Dick) star in the film.
The story is about identity and self-discovery through a plot centered on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure.
When Audrey’s (Park) business trip to Asia goes awry, she enlists the help of Lolo (Cola), her irreverent childhood best friend who also turns out to be a mess; Kat (Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap opera star; and Deadeye (Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin.
Follow four Asian-American friends as they come together and discover the truth of what it means to know and love who you are, as they travel across Asia in search of one of their birth mothers.
The Red Band trailer, which you can find at the end of the note, is full of raunchy humor and references to drugs and sex, packed with plenty of hilarious comedy.
The film is produced by Lim, Hsiao, Chevapravatdumrong, Josh Fagen, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, and James Weaver. Rogen’s Point Gray Company is backing the project.
The director and co-writer Lim, also wrote scripts for the series One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, Missing, Dinastyand the animated film Raya and the Last Dragon.
Joy Ride will be released in theaters on July 7, 2023 (in the United States via Lionsgate), and a few weeks before on June 23 in the international market.
Red Band Trailer and Poster: