Lionsgate has dropped the red band trailer for Joy Ride, the upcoming R-rated comedy featuring Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu and Emily in Paris star Ashley Park. The film is scheduled to make its debut in theaters on July 7.
The video begins with two Asian American childhood best friends Audrey and Lolo as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime to China in hopes of finding Audrey’s birth mother. They will be joined by a Chinese soap star and Lolo’s eccentric cousin Deadeye. The trailer highlights all the crazy shenanigans they’ll encounter including accidentally getting involved with a drug dealer and pretending to be K-Pop stars.
Check out the Joy Ride red band trailer below:
Joy Ride is the feature directorial debut of Crazy Rich Asians scribe Adele Lim. The film stars Ashley Park (Girls5eva), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Sabrina Wu (Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.), Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi), Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina is Nora From Queens), David Denman (Greenland), Annie Mumolo (Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar), Desmond Chiam (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Alexander Hodge (Insecure), and Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians).
“The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure,” reads the synopsis. “When Audrey’s business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo, her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat, her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye, Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.”
The film is written and produced by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao, based on a story by Lim, Hsiao,and Chevapravatdumrong. It is produced by Lim, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, and Josh Fagen.