Lionsgate unveiled the official trailer for “Joy Ride,” a raunchy comedy starring Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Sabrina Wu and Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu, on Friday.
The Adele Lim-directed film tells the story of four Asian American friends who go on a wild adventure in Asia as Park’s character Audrey, an Asian adoptee, tries to learn more about where she comes from.
She is joined by her college friend-turned-Chinese soap star Kat (Hsu), her wild and flippant childhood best friend Lolo (Cola) and Lolo’s cousin Deadeye (Wu). Hijinks ensue as the four do everything from impersonating K-pop stars to encountering an American drug mule in China.
The movie’s script was written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao, both of whom have also written for the animated series “Family Guy,” and is based on a story created by its director and producers.
“We wanted to tell a story, but on our terms,” Lim told Variety. “It’s a story about friendship that shows that we can be messy and thirsty with problems but from the female gaze.”
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