Awkwafina and Sandra Oh have signed on to play sisters in an upcoming and as-yet-untitled comedy for Netflix. Jen D’Angelo has written the script, in which Oh will play a lonely recluse whose life is upended when her trainwreck sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfil her lifelong dream to be a contestant on her favourite game show.
Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum (Booksmart) will produce the film via their Gloria Sanchez banner. There’s currently no director attached but it shouldn’t be a hard sell to direct Oh and Awkwafina in what should be an incredibly fun shoot. Hopefully the finished product matches it. If so, Netflix probably have another major hit on their hands.
D’Angelo wrote the upcoming Hocus Pocus sequel for Disney+, served as the on-set writer for Chris Pratt‘s sci-fi movie The Tomorrow War, and her additional credits include Workaholics, The Millers, Cougar Town and Solar Opposites.
Awkwafina recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Farewell, and she’ll soon be seen in Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings and the indie movie Breaking News in Yuba County. Oh has won Golden Globes for her roles in Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomy. She’ll next be seen starring in indie horror Umma and be heard voicing characters in Amazon’s Invincible and Tiger’s Apprentice.