Disney Plus has launched the trailer for “Chang Can Dunk,” an Asian-led coming-of-age sports activities movie starring Bloom Li and directed by Jingyi Shao.
Li performs Chang, an unpopular highschool scholar who loves basketball and Pokémon. After having a bet along with his faculty’s all-star basketball participant, Chang has 12 weeks to try to make a slam dunk.
Rounding out the solid of “Chang Can Dunk” are Chase Liefeld, Zoe Renee, Ben Wang, Dexter Darden, Anthony Lopez, Nile Bullock, Mardy Ma and Angel Oquendo.
Rishi Rajani and Lena Waithe are producing the movie via their media and manufacturing firm, Hillman Grad Productions.
In an interview with Selection, Shao stated he was impressed by coming-of-age sports activities movies of the ’90s like “The Mighty Geese.”
He aimed for the movie to deal with social dynamics and relationships of individuals of coloration from cities the place many of the different residents will not be like them.
In a city the place there aren’t numerous different Asian American households, generally you don’t know why individuals are treating you a sure approach. That’s why the dunking was so essential as a result of it’s an goal aim — it doesn’t matter how individuals understand you or the way you understand your self. You’ll be able to otherwise you can not.
Shao believes that “Chang Can Dunk” is the type of onscreen Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) illustration that was nearly absent within the ‘90s.
“My 16-year-old self may have actually used this movie,” Shao informed Selection. “He actually wanted to look at this. On the time, he was struggling to imagine in himself and struggling to imagine in his dream.”
“‘Chang’ is an underdog story for somebody who perhaps doesn’t really feel seen, doesn’t really feel appreciated, however who needs extra respect and what occurs if you happen to actually put your thoughts to one thing after which the individuals you discover alongside the way in which,” he added.
“Chang Can Dunk” will premiere on Disney Plus on March 10. Watch the trailer beneath:
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