Christine Yoo's Korean-American comedy "Wedding Palace" will open in theaters on Sept. 27.
Yoo's indie feature film was a labor-of-love project that took five-years of blood, sweat and tears to make.
"Wedding Palace" stars Brian Tee ("Wolverine," and "Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift"), who has to marry before his 30th birthday or he’ll die because of a family curse.
The comedy romp features Bobby Lee ("MAD TV," and "Animal Practice"), Margaret Cho, and Steve Park ("In Living Color," and "Do The Right Thing"). It was written by Christine Yoo and Robert Gardner, based on a story by Christine Yoo and Derek Draper.
Additional cast includes: Kang Hye-jung, Jean Yoon, Joy Osmanski, June Kyoko Lu, Charles Kim, Peter Kim, Nancy J. Lee, Kelvin Han Yee, Greg Paik, Young Joo Ko, Ki Ju Bong, Hong Yeo Jin, Song Yo Sep, and Simon Rhee.
The producers are encouraging fans to support the film's opening weekend or there may not be a second or third week for this film.
Not to be confused with the Ang Lee film "The Wedding Banquet," the producers are pointing out that "Wedding Palace" is "not a foreign film" in their marketing.
"It has been more than 10 years since the last Asian American film ("Better Luck Tomorrow") made it to the silver screen. And since that time, with the proliferation of online viewing, Hollywood is even less inclined to support an [Asian American project]," Yoo stated. "Yet, [Asian Americans] spend 35% more on entertainment fees than the total population and are opening weekend movie goers 6% more than the total population, according to Nielsen. Why should [Asian Americans] be relegated to the online space if we have a viable story to tell that can appeal to a broad section of people. Indeed, the film is getting into theaters from the demand of our fan base (over 71,000 fans on FB)."
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