The movie project is inspired by the same-name novel from David Yoon, which Time magazine called one of the best YA books of all time.
The book follows high school senior Frank Li, who in an attempt to get the girl of his dreams without upsetting his traditional Korean-American parents, concocts a plan to pretend to date his parent-approved friend Joy, but ultimately is left wondering if he ever really understood love—or himself—at all.
Allison Lee (Jawbone) and Evan Dodson (Lee Daniels’ Terms of Endearment) adapted the screenplay. Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce through Alloy. Taylor Tang will oversee the project for Paramount Players.
Moon’s credits include I Am Woman, the story of legendary, award-winning singer-songwriter Helen Reddy, and The Zen of Bennett,