‘The Wedding Banquet’ Remake Taps Lily Gladstone & Bowen Yang To Star


Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) and Bowen Yang (SNL) have been tapped to star in a reimagining of Ang Lee’s traditional romance The Wedding Banquet from filmmaker Andrew Ahn (Fire Island), Deadline can affirm.

The authentic movie’s co-writer and producer James Schamus will be a part of Joe Pirro in producing for Symbolic Exchange, alongside Anita Gou and Caroline Clark for Kindred Spirit. Jordan Hart will co-produce, with Andrew Karpen, Shivani Rawat, Kent Sanderson, Julie Goldstein, Sam Intili and Daniel Bekerman exec producing. Kelly Marie Tran, Yuh-jung Youn and Joan Chen will even star within the remake scripted by Ahn and Schamus.

Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures have co-acquired North American rights and have slated the movie for launch in theaters subsequent 12 months. Production kicks off in Vancouver subsequent month.

Marking Lee’s sophomore characteristic, The Wedding Banquet follows Wai-Tung, a homosexual Taiwanese-American, who agrees to marry Wei-Wei, an artist in want of a inexperienced card, to please his conventional dad and mom. Complications come up when his dad and mom go to for the marriage, resulting in the revelation of Wai-Tung’s homosexuality and eventual acceptance. Premiering in Berlin, the place it received the Golden Bear, the movie went on to attain Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Foreign-Language Film, together with six Independent Spirit Award nominations, cementing Lee’s standing as a filmmaker on the rise.

Coming off her first Oscar nomination for her starring function in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Gladstone can at the moment be seen starring reverse Riley Keough on Hulu’s true crime drama collection Under the Bridge.

Currently a solid member on SNL, Yang will later this 12 months be seen in Universal’s adaptation of the musical Wicked.

An Independent Spirit Award winner finest identified for his queer rom-com Fire Island, launched on Hulu in June 2022, Ahn previous to that helmed the acclaimed Sundance drama Spa Night. Additionally, he’s directed episodes of quite a few collection, together with Generation, MacGyver, Gentefied and others.

News of the brand new Wedding Banquet movie was first reported by Variety.


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