GRUDGE
Jan 3 2020
GRUDGE
Jan 3 2020

Cast: John Cho

Writer: Takashi Shimizu

Producer: Takashige Ichise

Synopsis: A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.

Why Open: #StarringJohnCho in one of the most successful film franchises–need we say more? Based on the movie by Takashi Shimizu.

 

Just Mercy
Jan 10 2020
Just Mercy
Jan 10 2020

Director: Destin Cretton

Synopsis: Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

Why Open: From Director Destin Cretton and starring one of inclusion’s greatest pioneers and stars, Michael B. Jordan. It’s the first major studio film to adopt the idea of an inclusion rider, a contractual provision that mandates women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented groups be considered for key on-screen and behind-the-scenes jobs.

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton

Synopsis: The Miami PD and its elite AMMO team attempt to take down ARMANDO ARMAS, the dangerous head of a nascent drug cartel.

Little America
Jan 17 2020
Little America
Jan 17 2020

Producer: Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Yang

Synopsis: A small, collective portrait of America’s immigrants — and thereby a portrait of America itself.

Why Open: From the Oscar-nominated writers of indie hit The Big Sick and Master of None co-creator/executive producer, Alan Yang.

Cast: Awkwafina, BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn, Bowen Yang, Jon Park

Creators: Awkwafina, Teresa Hsiao

Co-Showrunner: Teresa Hsiao

Why Open: Based on the life of its multi-threat creator, Awkwafina, let’s celebrate a new all American family.

The Ghost Bride
Jan 23 2020
The Ghost Bride
Jan 23 2020

Director: Quek Shio-Chuan, Ho Yu-Hang

Cast: Huang Peijia, Wu Kang Ren, Ludi Lin, Tian Tze Kuang

Writer: Kai Yu Wu, Dan Hamamura

Creator: Choo Yangsze

Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo, the story is set in 1890s Colonial-era Malacca and sees a woman receive a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ghost bride of their recently deceased son. The position is financially lucrative, but means she will be haunted for the rest of her life. Her escape is even more complicated.

Why Open: The Ghost Bride is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo. The 6-part series takes a refreshing production approach of featuring dual directors and a team of international screenwriters with established Hollywood American-Taiwanese TV writer Kai Yu Wu as head writer.

Birds of Prey
Feb 7 2020
Birds of Prey
Feb 7 2020

Director: Cathy Yan

Cast: Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, François Chau

Writer: Christina Hodson

Synopsis: After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.

Why Open: Cathy Yan is the first Asian Woman to direct a superhero film in history, after having incredible indie film and cross-continental success. In addition, she’s gone the length to cast a superiorly Asian cast in Ella, Ali, and Francois. Moreover, hapa Taiwanese writer, Christina Hodson, who recently penned the incredible Bumblebee, is writing Birds of Prey.

Author: Jenny Han

Cast: Lana Condor, Ross Butler, Janel Parrish, Sarayu Blue

Synopsis: Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture.