Wu, who will also be the executive producer, will take on the lead role of Ruth Young, a woman discovering that her father — a renowned history professor — has lost his job after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
In the novel, Young decides to return home and work with a former student of her father to assemble a fake class, just so he can continue teaching.
“Goodbye, Vitamin,” Khong’s debut novel, is a recipient of multiple accolades. It was named a Best Book of the Year by multiple outlets, including NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, the San Francisco Chronicle, Esquire, the Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Booklist, and The Independent.
The novel also won the California Book Award for First Fiction, as well as a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.
After leading the cast of the phenomenal “Crazy Rich Asians,” Wu will next be seen in the sixth season of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” as well as a stripper-turned-conwoman in the STX comedy “Hustlers” along with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B.