Ashley Park embarks on the journey of her life in the new trailer for joy ride.
He Emily in Paris The 31-year-old actress stars in Lionsgate’s upcoming raucous comedy as a woman named Audrey, who was adopted as a child by American parents and heads to Asia as an adult in search of her birth parents alongside a group of close friends played by by Sherry Cola. , Sabrina Wu and recent Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu.
An official synopsis describes Adele Lim (crazy rich asians)-directed as a “hilarious and explicit story of identity and self-discovery that centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure.”
“When Audrey’s (Park) business trip to Asia goes awry, she enlists the help of Lolo (Cola, 33), her irreverent childhood best friend who also turns out to be a mess; Kat (Hsu, 32), her friend college graduate turned Chinese soap opera star and Deadeye (Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin,” the synopsis continues.
“Her epic, no-holds-barred experience becomes a journey of togetherness, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are,” the synopsis concludes.
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Ed Araquel/Lionsgate Sabrina Wu, Ashley Park, Sherry Cola and Stephanie Hsu in joy ride (2023)
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Park recently said entertainment weekly that joy ride “wildly pushes the boundaries of comedy, while giving heart, voice and dimension to people who have never had a significant role in this genre on screen.”
“I just can’t wait for people to have the best time watching it,” the actress said.
Cola said, “You’ve simply never seen Asian leading men on the big screen, like this, period! It’s a fun, R-rated, moving, culturally specific, unapologetic, and direct movie.”
“You’ll get humor, heart and excitement. It’s really a good time from start to finish. Everyone in the audience will drop their jaws off the ground,” he added. ew.
Lionsgate/Grey Point/Hippo Mystery Red poster for joy ride (2023)
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Park told the outlet that she was thrilled that she “got to be a complete person at all times, on and off the screen” while filming. Joy ride.
“I was surrounded and collaborated with people who understood me, saw me, pushed me and believed in me, those who looked like me and understood all the complexities of my life that led me to tell Audrey’s story in joy ride,” She explained.
“It changed the way I saw myself and the world,” Park added.
Scripted by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao, the film also stars Ronny Chieng, Lori Tan Chinn, David Denman, Annie Mumolo, Desmond Chiam, Alexander Hodge, and Chris Pang.
joy ride opens in theaters nationwide on July 7.