Awkwafina & Sandra Oh to lead untitled Netflix comedy
As the two are coming off of Golden Globe wins, Awkwafina (The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians) and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Over the Moon) are teaming up to lead an untitled Netflix comedy in which the two will play sisters.
The official logline for the project reads as follows:
A lonely recluse’s 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.
Though no director is currently attached to the feature, the script for the film is penned by Jen D’Angelo, who recently wrote the script for Disney+’s upcoming Hocus Pocus sequel while also having worked on Hulu’s Solar Opposites, Comedy Central’s The Millers and as co-executive producer on the upcoming NBC series The Young Rock starring Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji: The Next Level) and chronicling his early life.
In addition to starring, Awkwafina and Oh. will produce the project alongside Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell for Gloria Sanchez Productions, Itay Reiss and Maggie Haskins from Artists First and D’Angelo.
Oh recently landed her 12th Emmy nomination for her work as lead actress and co-executive producer on the hit BBC black comedy series Killing Eve and recently worked with Netflix for the animated fantasy musical adventure Over the Moon, which has received generally positive reviews from critics since its premiere on October 23.
Awkwafina is just coming off of her Golden Globe victory for her lead role in the acclaimed dramedy The Farewell and was also most recently seen in Jumanji: The Next Level and Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, which was renewed for a second season.
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