ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from IFC Films’ Ping Pong Playa, opening in theaters on September 5th. The comedy was written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu.
In the film, Christopher “C-dub” Wang (Jimmy Tsai) is a suburban guy who sports an urban swagger, waxes political on all things Asian American, and clings to pipe dreams of a career as a pro basketball player. C-dub lives at home, works a dead-end job, and squirms in the shadow of his older brother, Michael, a doctor and ping pong champion. With a family-run store devoted to all things ping pong, the Wangs’ entire world revolves around the sport. But when the Wang family livelihood is threatened by a rival ping pong player’s attempts to lure the kids away, C-dub begins to take things more seriously. With the National Golden Cock Tournament coming up and an injured Michael unable to defend his title, C-dub must become the player he pretends to be and defend his family’s ping pong dynasty.