“It’s going to be a raunchy R-rated romp through Asia basically,” Hsiao, who will co-write the script alongside Lim and Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, told TheWrap.
“Crazy Rich Asians” co-writer Adele Lim will make her directorial debut with the film.
Hsiao compared the untitled comedy to “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” — with a bit more heart.
“We’re really excited because we’re doing the same thing we do on the show of just raunchy and smart, but hopefully smart and with heart as well,” Hsiao said.
The R-rating intended comedy will follow four Asian American women as they set off on a journey to Asia to find their birth mothers, showing “Asian American characters in a way you probably haven’t seen before,” according to Hsiao.
Chevapravatdumrong and Hsiao (“Awkafina