Saturday, June 19, 2021

Ali Wong & Randall Park Talk Friendship & Food in ‘Always Be My Maybe’ – WATCH

*Netflix’s newest film, “Always Be My Maybe” fuses food, love, a little bit of hip-hop and a sprinkle of Keanu Reeves.

When celebrity chef Sasha Tran (Ali Wong Hard Knock Wife), heads back home to San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she runs into her childhood friend Marcus Kim (Randall Park Fresh Off The Boat), who she hasn’t talked to in 15 years after a falling out.

While Sasha is engaged to her manager Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii 5-0), and living a frantic Hollywood life, Marcus is happily content living at home and working for his dad during the day, and playing music in his hip-hop fusion band at night, all while still driving the same car he drove in high school 15 years earlier.

Although the two are reluctant to reconnect, they soon find the old sparks — and maybe some new ones — are there.

The film was written and produced by Wong, Park – longtime friends – and Michael Golamco. It is the feature film directing debut of Nahnatchka Khan, the showrunner of the ABC comedy “Fresh Off the Boat” (which Park stars in and Wong used to write for)

Wong first came to the attention of fans in her Netflix stand-up specials “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife.” The film was inspired by a Tweet from a years back that requested an updated version of the classic romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally” starring Wong and Park.

The music featured by Marcus’ band in the film is a collaboration between Park, Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born and producer Dan the Automator.

Also featured in the diverse supporting cast, Michelle Buteau (Broad City), Vivian Bang (White Rabbit), Karan Soni (Deadpool 2), Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart), James Saito (While We’re Young), and Keanu Reeves (John Wick.)

“Always Be My Maybe” drops in theatres and on Netflix today, Friday, May 31.

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