Awkwafina and Sandra Oh to Star as Sisters in New 20th Century Comedy

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It looks like a new sister comedy is in development over at 20th Century Studios, which has begun production last week in Los Angeles. It also is eyeing to film in New Orleans, and will likely wrap by July 22nd. The film by director Jessica Yu will release in 2023 as part of Hulu in the United States, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+’s Star banner in the rest of the world. If you’re wondering, there is no official title yet for the project but it will feature some all-stars as Awkwafina and Sandra Oh are attached.

It will follow the story of Anne (Awkwafina) who is obsessed with game shows. She ends up having to reunite with their estranged and train-wreck of a sister Jenny (Sandrah Oh) who are forced to cover their mother’s gambling debts. Not only that but after Anne’s dog is dognapped, they set out to make back the money in the only way they can, through winning game shows across the States.

Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor, Tony Hale, and Will Ferrell are also part of the cast with Yu directing the film based off of a script by Hocus Pocus 2‘s Jen D’Angelo. The film is produced by D’Angelo, Awkwafina, Ferrell, Oh, Maggie Haskins, Italy Reiss, and Gloria Sanchez Productions’ Jessica Elbaum. Alex Brown and Erika Hampson are also onboard as executive producers.

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