American actor Lou Diamond Phillips is set to star in the upcoming family comedy film, Easter Sunday. The film will feature comedian Jo Koy in the lead role. Not much else is known about the film except that the plot will be based on Koy’s life experiences and stand-up comedy. It will revolve around a family reunion to celebrate Easter Sunday.
According to DeadlineJo Koy spoke about the upcoming project and explained how the project is “the culmination of a life of dreams and decades of hard work”. He also reportedly explained how very “meaningful” the upcoming film is to them, as they have managed to bring together a group of “diverse and talented filmmakers and actors.” The film will be directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, an American director of Indian origin.
About the cast of “Easter Sunday”
the Easter Sunday the cast also includes Eva Noblezada, Brandon Wardell and Tia Carrere. According to the same report, the cast will also be joined by Lydia Gaston, Rodney To, Melody Butiu, Joey Guila and Elena Juatco. Ken Cheng will write the screenplay while Dan Lin (Rideback) and Jonathan Eirich will produce the film. Jo Koy and Ken Cheng will also executive produce alongside Joe Meloche, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O Yang, Nick Reynolds and Seth William Meier.
Lou Diamond Phillips is best known for appearing in films such as Stand and Deliver, Young Guns, Courage Under Fire, and The 33. The actor will now play a fictional version of himself in the upcoming film. Director Jay Chandrasekhar is best known for directing the 2001 cult comedy Super Troopers and its 2018 suite, Super Troopers 2.
Lydia Gaston is a seasoned actress who has appeared both on stage and on screen, including Broadway productions like The King and I, Miss Saigon, and more. She has also appeared in TV shows like The Black List, The Sopranos, and The path. Rodney To is best known for his role of Typhoon Montalban in Parks and recreation. To will also star in the upcoming Apple + series Easy brand with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.
Melody Butiu has appeared in projects like This is us, mom, NCISand The Kominsky method. Joey Guila, who has collaborated often with Jo Koy, recorded an hour-long special on the Asian Inv Comedy for Hulu & Amazon Prime, in 2017. The comedian recently appeared on the Netflix special Jo Koy: In its elements. Elena Juatco has appeared in films like KodachromeOscar winning film Projectorand cult classic Rest ! Genetic opera. Juatco will also appear in the thriller Escape the Field.
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