Ali Wong and Randall Park are teaming up for Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe, and a new trailer gives us a first look at the romantic comedy.
They play Sasha and Marcus, whom everyone assumed would always wind up together. Everyone except for them. Reconnecting after 15 years, she’s now a celebrity chef opening a restaurant in San Francisco, and he’s a happily struggling musician still living at home working for his dad. Crossing paths unexpectedly, the two start to wonder… maybe?
Created by Wong, and written by Wong, Park and Michael Golamco, it’s directed by Nahnatchka Khan. The end result promises to be funny, sweet – and, judging by the trailer, sees Keanu Reeves co-starring on scene-stealing form:
Always Be My Maybe is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Always Be My Maybe: Keanu Reeves joins Ali Wong’s Netflix comedy
31st May 2018
Keanu Reeves is heading to Netflix for his next project, the romantic comedy Always Be My Maybe.
Created by Ali Wong, the film started filming this week in Vancouver. Written by Wong, Randall Park, Michael Golamco, it stars both Wong and Park as two childhood sweethearts who have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a celebrity chef opening a restaurant in San Francisco, runs into Marcus, a happily struggling musician still living at home working for his dad. The old sparks are still there but can they adapt to each other’s world?
Reeves has joined the duo in front of the camera, with an ensemble cast that includes Michelle Buteau (Veronica), Vivian Bang, Karan Soni (Deadpool 2, Miracle Workers), Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart, Second Act), Daniel Dae Kim (Hellboy, The Good Doctor (Executive Producer), Hawaii Five-0, Lost), James Saito, Lyrics Born, and Susan Park (Vice Principals, Fargo, Snowpiercer). Ashley Liao and Miya Cech will play Sasha at a younger age; Jackson Geach and Emerson Yin will play Marcus at a younger age; Anaiyah Juliette Bernier and Sasha Zoey Rojen will play Veronica at a younger age.
Wong and Park are producing the project, alongside Nathan Kahane (Good Universe) and Erin Westerman (Good Universe), with Brendan Ferguson on board as an executive producer.
The film is directed by Nahnatchka Khan and will be released by Netflix in 2019. It marks the growing relationship between Wong and Netflix. Her breakout Netflix stand-up special, Baby Cobra, launched on the service in 2016 and her most recent special Hard Knock Wife debuted this past Mother’s Day. Wong will also voice the lead character of Bertie and exec produce Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie.
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