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THE WEDDING BANQUET With Bowen Yang, Kelly Marie Tran & Lily Gladstone Filming in Vancouver

A remake of 1993’s The Wedding Banquet, with Bowen Yang, Kelly Marie Tran and recent Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone, is filming in Vancouver this Spring.

In the Manhattan-set original directed by Ang Lee, a gay Taiwanese landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience to deflect his parents and get her a green card. Then his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

In the Seattle-set remake directed by director Andrew Ahn, a gay Korean graduate student working on his Masters of Fine Arts, needs to marry in order to get his green card.

When graduate student Min (not yet cast)’s boyfriend Chris (Bowen Yang) rejects his spontaneous marriage proposal, Min convinces his best friend Angela (Kelly Marie Tran) to marry him in his stead, paying for her partner Liz’ (Lily Gladstone)’s IVF treatments in exchange for his green card.

Min and Angela’s plans for a subtle city hall elopement are turned upside down when Min’s grandmother (Pachinko’s Youn Yuh-jung)travels to Seattle to throw them an extravagant Korean wedding banquet.

The Wedding Banquet:

Vancouver filming dates: May 27 2024 – June 28 2024.

Writers: Andrew Ahn, James Schamus.

Director: Andrew Ahn.

Cast: Bowen Yang, Kelly Marie Tran, Lily Gladstone, Joan Chen, Youn Yuh-jung.

Producers: Scythia Films, Symbolic Exchange, Kindred Spirit.

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