First look at the upcoming comedy Quiz Lady starring Sandra Oh and Awkwafina. The R-rated film is about two sisters who go on a cross country adventure in order to pay off their mother’s gambling debt. Awkwafina and Oh star as Anne and Jenny, estranged siblings who find themselves in financial turmoil thanks to their mother and Anne’s kidnapped dog. To come up with the much needed money, the sisters decide to help make Anne a game show champion.
We’re enjoying a strong run of Asian led comedies in the last few years, including the recently released Joy Ride and the upcoming Shortcomings. Quiz Lady looks to be an excellent addition to that list, starring two hilarious Asian stars and directed by an Asian American woman, Jessica Yu. The fact that it’s also an R-rated comedy only adds to my interest, as the more adult rating should allow for Awkwafina, Oh and the rest of the cast to really push the comedic boundaries.
Quiz Lady is written by Jen D’Angelo and also stars Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor, Tony Hale, and Will Ferrell (who is also producing). Below are some first-look photos from the film, which is set to release on Hulu on November 3rd in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in other territories.
20TH CENTURY STUDIOS’ HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT COMEDY “QUIZ LADY”
TO DEBUT NOVEMBER 3, 2023, EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU IN THE U.S., STAR+ IN LATIN AMERICA, AND DISNEY+ UNDER THE STAR BANNER IN ALL OTHER TERRITORIES
BURBANK, Calif. (Thursday, July 13, 2023) – 20th Century Studios’ “Quiz Lady,” a hilarious and heartfelt comedy starring Awkwafina and Sandra Oh about a dysfunctional family and the game show which just might be the key to their salvation, will premiere November 3, 2023, exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
In the original film, a brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina), and her estranged, train-wreck of a sister Jenny (Oh), must work together to help cover their mother’s gambling debts. When Anne’s beloved dog is kidnapped, they set out on a wild, cross-country trek to get the cash the only way they know how: by turning Anne into a bona-fide gameshow champion. The movie, which also stars Jason Schwartzman, Holland Taylor, Tony Hale, and Will Ferrell, is directed by Jessica Yu, written by Jen D’Angelo, and produced by Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, Maggie Haskins, Itay Reiss, Jen D’Angelo, Awkwafina, and Sandra Oh, with Alex Brown and Erika Hampson serving as executive producers.
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20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of feature films for both theatrical and streaming release. It is home to such iconic franchises as “Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “Kingsman” and creator of hit films including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian,” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Free Guy.” It also launched the successful “Deadpool” and “X-Men” film series, Oscar®-winner “West Side Story” and 2022’s “Prey.” Recent releases include the horror-thriller “The Boogeyman” and the Oscar-winning box-office smash “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the world the first six “Star Wars” films, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Abyss,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl” and “The Revenant.”
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