Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park is ready to make his feature directing debut with Shortcomings, an adaptation of cartoonist Adrian Tomine’s graphic novel of the identical identify. Tomine can be hooked up to write the screenplay of the movie model of the e-book, which is taken into account an iconic work of latest Asian American fiction.
The story revolves round a trio of younger Bay Area urbanites — Ben Tanaka, Miko Hayashi, and Alice Kim — as they navigate a spread of interpersonal relationships, traversing the nation in quest of the best connection.
In cafes, bars, and bedrooms, their tales collide and intertwine with bare candour and razor-sharp humour. Roadside Attractions will produce the comedic drama in collaboration with Park, Michael Golamco, and Hieu Ho’s Imminent Collision, reported Deadline.
Park, additionally identified for movies like Always Be My Maybe and Disney Plus sequence WandaVision, mentioned he’s wanting ahead to making his directorial debut in films.
“I am such a huge fan of Adrian’s work, and I’m very excited to team with him and Roadside Attractions on this updated, modern take of Shortcomings. In these characters, I see versions of Asian Americans in my own life the ones I love and the ones I just kind of tolerate,” he added.
After lengthy resisting the thought of adaptation that didn’t really feel true to the model and spirit of the fabric, Tomine mentioned he determined to board the challenge after the makers impressed him with their ardour, perception, and imaginative and prescient for this movie.
“They have been invaluable partners in the process of translating Shortcomings both to the screen as well as to the current time, and I’m honored to be a part of this collaboration,” the cartoonist mentioned.
“With his adaptation of Shortcomings, Adrian has proven himself not only a brilliant cartoonist but also a talented screenwriter. When Randall came to us with a true artist’s vision for telling this story cinematically, everything clicked into place. We are honored to work with this stellar creative team to help bring this hilariously poignant story to screen,” Roadside SVP Berman added.