Bowen Yang reteams with Andrew Ahn for The Wedding Banquet remake alongside Lily Gladstone – Flickering Myth

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Killers of the Flower Moon’s Lily Gladstone and Bowen Yang will star in a new adaptation of Ang Lee’s 1993 romantic comedy The Wedding Banquet.

Yang will reteam with his Fire Island director Andrew Ahn on the new film, which is based on a screenplay by Ahn and James Schamus. Schamus also co-wrote the original film with Lee and Neil Peng, while Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar winner Yuh-jung Youn, and Joan Chen will also star in the film.

The film follows what happens when Min’s boyfriend, Chris, rejects his marriage proposal. Min convinces his best friend Angela to marry him instead, paying for her partner Liz’s IVF treatments in exchange for his green card. However, things begin to unravel when Min’s grandmother makes a surprise trip from Seoul to throw the couple a Korean wedding banquet.

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“It warms my heart to see how my film from so many years ago has inspired a new generation to reimagine a new and different version,” Lee said. “I look forward to seeing what Andrew Ahn and his wonderful cast create.”

“I’m delighted to reteam with my longtime friend and colleague, James Schamus, on this inspired reimagining of a classic rom-com for the modern era,” said Karpen, founder and CEO of Bleecker Street. Andrew Ahn is a force to be reckoned with, and I’m very excited to see the new heights that he and James will take this story to.”

Filming will begin this May in Vancouver. Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures have co-acquired the North American rights. The Wedding Banquet is set for theatrical release in 2025.

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