Actor Ken Jeong has been officially revealed as a cast member of the upcoming comedy “Tiger Mom.”
Jeong joins Zhang Jingchu, Michelle Krusiec and “Riverdale” actor Lochlyn Munro in the film directed by filmmaker Shawn Chou.
“This movie was an incredibly personal journey for me,” Chou said. “I touched on a lot of difficult childhood memories and how that influenced my parenting now that I’m a father. It’s a comedic take on the cultural stereotype of the Tiger Mom, but underneath it’s a universal story about how a disconnected family should come together.
Jingchu plays in the first generation Chinese-American mother Marilyn Khu, who is forced to enroll her unruly children in a disciplinary school called Tiger Academy.
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Jeong plays Mrs. Khu’s husband, Jimmy Khu, while Krusiec plays the strict Tiger Academy instructor, Suki Lai.
Rounding out the cast are Alexa Loo (“Chad”), William Budijanto (“Resident Alien”), Chloe Pun (“Kung Fu”), Neil Garguilo (“Bloodsucking Bastards”) and Nathalie Boltt (“District 9”).
The film, which recently finished production in Langley, BC, is produced by Impossible Dream Entertainment, Storyoscopic Films, Big Picture Content and Crossroad. The film also benefits from Chinese financial support, notably Huacheng Film and Beijing Origin Pictures.
In a statement to Deadline, Storyoscopic Films co-founder George Lee said, “As an Asian American producer working in Hollywood, it’s a dream come true to helm a film that has such roots. multicultural.”
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