She's a princess inspired by Marvel's Star-Lord. Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina, directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, writers Adele Lim and Qui Nguyen and producer Osnat Shurer go inside Disney's ground-breaking "Raya and the Last Dragon."
Producer Osnat Shurer, writers Adele Lim and Qui Nguyen and directors Don Hall and Carlos López-Estrada explain significance of boundary-breaking animated feature, opening March 5 in theaters and on Disney+.
Awkwafina and Sandra Oh will portray sisters in a comedy for Netflix that will be written by the woman behind the upcoming “Hocus Pocus” sequel and produced by Will Ferrell.The untitled film is about a lonely recluse whose life is upended when her train wreck of a sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfill her lifelong dream: to be a contestant on her favorite game show.Jen D’Angelo, who is writing the “Hocus Pocus” sequel for Disney+ and is a co-executive producer on the NBC series “The Young Rock” with Dwayne Johnson, is writing the screenplay.Also Read: Amazon Picks Up Awkwafina and Karen Gillan Action Comedy 'Shelly'Ferrell will produce with Jessica Elbaum for their Gloria Sanchez banner, as will Itay Reiss and Maggie Haskins from Artists First. D’Angelo; Awkwafina and Oh will also all produce.Awkwafina and Oh are both Golden Globe winners, with Oh becoming the first Asian woman to win for Lead Actress in a dramatic series dating back to 1980, and Awkwafina becoming the first Asian woman to ever win Lead Actress for a film. And their affection for one another runs deep. Awkwafina in fact portrayed Oh in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch back in 2018, and Oh wrote Awkwafina’s tribute in 2019 for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue.Awkwafina will next be seen in “Breaking News in Yuba County” with Allison Janney, the Disney animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” She is represented by UTA, Artists First, attorney Isaac Dunham and Kovert Creative.Also Read: Sandra Oh Guesses Which of These Ridiculous Inventions Are Canadian (Video)Oh lends her voice to the Netflix animated film “Over the Moon” and will return to her Golden Globe winning role in “Killing Eve.” She is represented by UTA, Principal Entertainment LA, imPRint PR and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.D’Angelo was also an on-set writer for Skydance’s sci-fi “The Tomorrow War,” and her other credits include “Solar Opposites” on Hulu, “Workaholics,” “The Millers” and “Cougar Town.”Read original story Awkwafina and Sandra Oh to Play Sisters in Comedy From ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel Writer At TheWrap
The first official trailer for "Raya and the Last Dragon" is here, and it gives an action-packed look at Disney's latest animated adventure. Released on Wednesday morning, the trailer introduces Disney fans to Raya, voiced by "Star Wars" actor Kelly Marie Tran, an experienced warrior on the hunt for the last dragon in the fictional […]
"The Mandalorian" blasted off with 15 nominations. Witherspoon, meanwhile, had three major series in contention this year and failed to pick up an acting nomination for any of them.
EXCLUSIVE: Even though production hasn't started back up, packages are being gobbled up quickly, and here's one that ought to sell fast. Jumanji: The Next Level's Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are attached to reteam in Shelly, an action-comedy script by Michael Doneger and Liz Storm that is out to the town today through Ian Bryce […]
Other famous faces slated to appear in the streaming event include Jennifer Garner, Simone Biles, Lil Nas X and Awkwafina
Awkwafina is attached to star in a new film telling the true story of the most successful female gambler in history, a project with the working title of “The Baccarat Machine” from SK Global, SKG’s co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin announced Wednesday.Awkwafina will play gambler Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun and follow her unlikely partnership with legendary poker player Phil Ivey to beat some of the country’s major casinos at their own game.“The Baccarat Machine” is inspired by Michael Kaplan’s article of the same name as published in Cigar Aficionado. It tells the true story of Kelly Sun, a young Chinese woman who turns a painstakingly developed talent and obsession for payback into beating the system at their own game. With major casinos conspiring to bar her from their properties, Sun partners with the international “King of Poker” Phil Ivey in order to take down the system through subterfuge, ingenuity and pure daring, resulting in one of the most ingenious legal gambling runs ever documented.Also Read: Awkwafina Reflects on 'Progress' Being Made for Asian-Americans on TV: 'It's Been Incredible'SK Global will finance and produce “The Baccarat Machine” along with Jeffrey Sharp of Sharp Independent Pictures. Andy Bellin is currently writing the script. Producers are in talks with potential directors and additional casting will be announced shortly.“We can’t think of a better way to start this project than by announcing that our friend Awkwafina has come on board. She is uniquely equipped to bring Kelly to life onscreen and will infuse the role with genuine humor and humanity. Along with our partners at Sharp, we’re thrilled to bring this unbelievable story to the screen,” Penotti said in a statement.Awkwafina recently won the Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in “The Farewell.” She currently stars in Comedy Central’s “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens,” which has been renewed for a second season. She also starred in “Jumanji: The Next Level” and is attached to star in a film based on the California punk rock scene that’s set up at Topic Studios.Awkwafina is represented by UTA, Artists First, Kovert Creative, and Isaac Dunham of Shreck Rose.Read original story Awkwafina to Portray World’s Most Successful Female Gambler in ‘The Baccarat Machine’ At TheWrap
UPDATED with video from speech: On Sunday, Awkwafina became the first actress of Asian-American descent to win a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category. The actress took home the award for her role in Lulu Wang's The Farewell, which follows the story of a Chinese-American woman returning to China to […]
Lopez joins Renée Zellweger, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong'o, Awkwafina and Scarlett Johansson for THR's actress roundtable.
The newest citizen of the Marvel Cinematic Universe teases her role in a groundbreaking new comic book movie.
Following reports of Melissa McCarthy attachments to Disney's The Little Mermaid, Deadline has confirmed that Crazy Rich Asians actress Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay are in talks to join the Rob Marshall-directed live-action/CGI take on the classic animated film. Tremblay, whose breakout role came in 2015's Room, is in discussion for the role of tropical fish […]
Game of Thrones vet Lena Headey, movie icon Sigourney Weaver and Crazy Rich Asians standout Awkwafina have been announced as additional voice actors for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix's prequel series to the 1982 Jim Henson film. Premiering Friday, Aug. 30 with 10 one-hour episodes, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a […]
EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor (The Help) has gathered an all-star cast for his upcoming comedy-drama Breaking News In Yuba County, including Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Mila Kunis (Bad Moms), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Samira Wiley (Orange Is The New Black). Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$), Jimmi Simpson (Date Night) and Keong Sim […]
Director Lulu Wang based the film on her family, developing the project afterfirst telling the story on an episode of public radio's "This American Life"in 2016
Awkwafina and Ike Barinholtz will produce and star in STXfilms' comedy caper "Crime After Crime." Awkwafina will portray a millennial podcast host who agrees to help a convict that she has devoted her true-crime podcast to prove his innocence after he escapes jail and turns up at her house. Dan Gurewitch and David Young are […]
Premiering next month, the anthology series also includes Steven Yeun, Gillian Jacobs, Awkwafina, Laverne Cox, Rosario Dawson, and Michael Cera.
Nicki Minaj has joined "The Angry Birds Movie 2," Variety has learned exclusively. The Sony Animation sequel hits theaters on Aug. 16, 2019. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage will all reprise their roles from the first film. They are joined by Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, […]
From blockbusters to groundbreaking independent films, 2018 was a standout year for discovering new talent at the movies. Of the 15 actors whose performances made our list, four were making their film debuts, and two had never even acted before this year.
The "Hollywood Reporter" is being criticized — again — for the lack of diversity on its cover of female Academy Award contenders.
Awkwafina played chauffeur to comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll in a video released by Cadillac on Tuesday. In the video, Mulaney and Kroll – reprise their characters from their Broadway show “Oh, Hello.” With the help of “Val the Vlogger,” played by Awkwafina, the duo goes on a tour of New York City in […]
“Saturday Night Live” is bringing back an oldie but a goodie for hosting duties and a newcomer who you’ve become obsessed with over the summer: Seth Meyers and Awkwafina. When Awkwafina hosts, she’ll be introducing Grammy-nominated rapper Travis Scott as the musical guest, also an “SNL” newcomer.