Adele Lim, best known for being the writer behind Crazy Rich Asians and Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, moves to the director’s chair. Lim is set to make her directorial debut in untitled adult comedy for Lionsgate and Point Grey Pictures starring Tony and Grammy-nominated actor Ashley Park from hit shows like Netflix’s Emily in Paris and Peacock’s Girls 4Eva. Variety confirmed the news.
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) and Teresa Hsiao (co-creator of Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) will be writing the script from a story by Chevapravatdumrong, Hsiao, and Lim.
The adult comedy follows four Asian American women as they journey across Asia in quest of finding one of their biological moms. Their journey becomes one of bonding, friendship, belonging, and no-holds-barred recklessness, revealing the universal truth of what it is to know and love who you are inside.
“This journey began with me, Cherry, and Teresa – my friends and comedy writing heroes – wanting to tell a story with characters who look like us, about women who are messy and thirsty, but have so much heart,” Lim said. “Point Grey and Lionsgate have been incredible allies and partners from day one, and I am thrilled to be making my directing debut with them on a story that’s so special to me.”
If not familiar with Point Grey Pictures, they are behind films like Neighbors starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, Sausage Party starring Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, and Jonah Hill, and This is the End starring Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride.
The adult comedy is already set to begin production this fall.