Will Sharpe is ready to direct the extremely anticipated function movie adaptation of “Crying in H Mart,” the best-selling memoir of Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner.
First printed in April 2021, “Crying in H Mart” highlights Zauner’s life as a Korean American. The ebook, which spent 60 weeks on the New York Occasions best-selling hardcover nonfiction listing, opens with Zauner’s tragic reminiscence of dropping her mom to pancreatic most cancers.
Months after the memoir was printed, MGM’s Orion Photos secured the rights to adapt it right into a function movie, with Stacey Sher and Jason Kim to supply. Zauner, who leads the choice pop band Japanese Breakfast, will present each the screenplay and soundtrack.
Sharpe, whose directing credit embrace the TV collection “Flowers” (2016-2018) and “Landscapers” (2021), will helm the upcoming movie, Folks reported on Monday.
The 36-year-old Japanese English actor most lately made headlines for his efficiency as Ethan Spiller within the second season of HBO’s critically acclaimed “The White Lotus.”
“There have been a number of issues that resonated with me as anyone who’s half-Japanese, half-British, spent my childhood in Tokyo,” Sharpe advised Folks of Zauner’s memoir. “A number of the descriptions of being jet-lagged in your loved ones’s kitchen felt very acquainted to me.”
Zauner, who’s about to embark on a nationwide ebook tour, advised Consequence final yr in March that she had completed the screenplay’s first draft.
In a brand new assertion to Folks, the 33-year-old singer and songwriter stated Sharpe’s “sensitivity as a director and an actor, his capability to search out humor and style inside the tragedy of the on a regular basis, and his personal private expertise, having grown up between two cultures, make[s] him the right director for this movie.”
Zauner’s first tour cease is in Brooklyn on March 27.
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