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Adele Lim makes directorial debut with actress Ashley Park to ‘platform so much AAPI magic’

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The writer behind “Crazy Rich Asians” film adaptation, Adele Lim, is making her directorial debut with a Lionsgate comedy starring actress Ashley Park.

About the movie: Adele Lim, the “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” writer, is directing a comedic film in collaboration with Lionsgate and Point Grey Pictures, according to Variety

Japanese American MMA Fighter and ‘Queen of Mean’ Miriam Nakamoto to Debut in Action-Romance Film

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MMA fighter and eight-time world champion Miriam Nakamoto, known as “The Queen of Mean,” is set to star in an action-romance movie.

About the film: The film, titled “Wildwood,” will feature Nakamoto as a young woman running from her mother and hitmen. She stumbles into a small town where she is mistaken for a local woman who mysteriously vanished years ago, according to Deadline

Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick 4’

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“Mortal Kombat” star Hiroyuki Sanada will join Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4” as an old friend of the title character. 

Movie details: Sanada will be playing a character known as Watanabe. The character’s role in the plot has not been released except that he and Wick share several common enemies, Collider reported.

‘China Captain’ Accused of Copying Marvel Films, Features Chinese Folklore and Bruce Lee

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“China Captain,” a new film released on the Tencent Video streaming platform, is receiving heavy criticism from social media users for being too similar to Marvel’s “Avengers.”

Movie details: “China Captain” features different Chinese mythical figures, including Monkey King, monk Ji Gong and the late martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, according to Straits Times.

Dave Bautista Proud of His AAPI Heritage, Says ‘Prejudice and Bigotry’ Are ‘Foreign’ to Him

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor and former WWE star Dave Bautista spoke out on his pride in being Asian American and condemned anti-Asian violence.

About the interview: Bautista, whose father is Filipino, said he was “very proud” and “vocal” about his Asian American heritage in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment on Friday.

Asian Filmmaker Implies Oscar-Winning Netflix Short Stole Idea From 5 Years Ago in Viral TikTok

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In a Tiktok video that went viral over the weekend, an Asian American filmmaker explains the connections between her original work and Netflix’s “Two Distant Strangers,” which won the Best Live Action Short Film in last week’s Academy Awards.

Filmmaker, producer and comedian Cynthia Kao shared in the video how NowThis News, a social media-focused news outlet, approached her last year with an interest in her 2016 short film “Groundhog Day for a Black Man.”

Marvel Phase 4 Sizzle Reel Highlights New Footage From ‘Shang-Chi’ and ‘The Eternals’


Marvel Studios recently released a Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 sizzle reel that features new footage from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” as well as the world’s first sneak peek of “The Eternals.”

Marvel Studios shared the sizzle reel on various social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, on May 3.