Boogie: Chef Eddie Huang To Write and Direct Coming-of-Age Drama

Boogie: chef Eddie Huang

Boogie: Chef Eddie Huang to write and direct coming-of-age drama

Celebrity chef Eddie Huang is stepping out of the kitchen and onto the film set with his coming-of-age drama Boogie.

Huang not only wrote the script for the film, but he will also make his debut as a director for the Focus Features production. The story follows a young Chinese-American basketball player in New York City who has to balance his parents’ expectations against his own goals of becoming an NBA star.

A lot of my work to date has been about the ‘Asian-American Experience’ presented like a triumphal arch because that’s how I’ve felt since the Dipset Anthem dropped,” said Huang in a statement. “Planet Asia needed me to stand out here with my two arms up, but I’m in my Purple Phase now. Boogie is the reflection of my ancestor’s spirit and values as I’ve always felt them navigating me through this American life.

RELATED: Harriet Trailer Gives First Look at the Incredible Story of An American Hero

So far, Taylor Takahashi has been cast in the lead role, with Pamelyn Chee (2025) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Love, Simon) co-starring.

This isn’t the first time the chef has flirted with showbusiness. Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir was turned into a popular TV series for ABC, and he more recently created and starred in Viceland’s Huang’s World.

The post Boogie: Chef Eddie Huang To Write and Direct Coming-of-Age Drama appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

0 comments:

Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips Syko.org TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac