EXCLUSIVE: Awkwafina is about to blow our minds by pairing two unlikely issues: Chinatown eating places and the Califronia punk scene from the 1970s and ’80s. The Loopy Wealthy Asians breakout and Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage star is collaborating with Topic Studios to develop a yet-to-be-titled function movie impressed by the Topic.com article “How Chinese language Meals Fueled the Rise of California Punk. Awkwafina is ready to star and produce alongside Topic Studios.
Written by Madeline Leung Coleman, the article explores how, throughout the recession of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Chinatown eating places from Sacramento to San Francisco began renting their banquet halls for rehearsal house and reserving the younger bands of nascent West Coast punk as dinner leisure to herald extra enterprise. The article places shine on these Chinese language and Filipino eating places and the way they turned a few of California’s most necessary venues and the point of interest of the seminal West Coast punk music scene. The undertaking is being overseen by The undertaking is being overseen by Topic GM Ryan Chanatry.
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“We couldn’t ask for a greater companion to assist us convey this vibrant world to life than Awkwafina,” mentioned Maria Zuckerman, EVP of Topic Studios. “Madeline’s article explores an sudden connection and collaboration which gave rise to a necessary and really punk second.”
Topic Studios just lately produced Michael Angelo Covino’s buddy comedy The Climb which was acquired by Sony Footage Classics. Different Topic tasks embody an intensive listing of critically acclaimed titles together with Julius Onah’s Luce, Debra Granik’s Go away No Hint, Kimberly Reed’s political documentary Darkish Cash and Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat starring Meryl Streep. Arising subsequent for Topic is Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse starring Toni Colette and Damian Lewis.
In addition to Loopy Wealthy Asians and Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage, Awkwafina starred in A24’s The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang for which she earned a Gotham Award for Finest Actress. She was additionally nominated for a Critics Selection Award and a Golden Globe Award. She may even star within the upcoming scripted comedy, Nora from Queens for Comedy Central and can seem in a landslide of tasks together with the upcoming Marvel Studios movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the live-action The Little Mermaid, Netflix’s adaptation of Broadway’s The Promenade, the animated Disney movie Raya and the Final Dragon in addition to Tate Taylor’s Breaking Information In Yuba County.
Awkwafina is repped by UTA, Artists First, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham LLP.