Sandra Oh and Awkwafina are joining forces — and no, it’s not to host next year’s Golden Globes. (Although, can we make that happen?)
The Killing Eve and The Farewell stars will play sisters in an upcoming Netflix comedy film, written by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics) and produced by Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum through their Gloria Sanchez Productions label (the company behind Booksmart and Netflix’s Dead to Me).
Awkwafina & Sandra Oh in a comedy together? 𝓁𝒾𝓉𝑒𝓇𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 a dream come true.
In a new film written by Jen D’Angelo, a lonely recluse’s life is upended when her train wreck of a sister vows to help her fulfill her lifelong ambition: be a contestant on her favorite game show. pic.twitter.com/95Rt4xmmUu
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The film, currently untitled, will follow a lonely recluse whose life is upended when her “train wreck of a sister” decides to help her fulfill her lifelong dream of competing on her favorite game show. (Here’s hoping it’s Jeopardy! or some riff thereof.)
Writer D’Angelo is also penning Disney+’s upcoming Hocus Pocus sequel, and has previous writing and producing credits on Cougar Town and Hulu’s Solar Opposites.
Oh recently contributed voice work to Netflix’s Over the Moon and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and hosted last year’s Golden Globes ceremony along with Andy Samberg. Awkwafina, meanwhile, has been cast in Disney’s upcoming Raya and the Last Dragon and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
While the two actresses have never worked together before, in a fun coincidence, Awkwafina played Oh in a Saturday Night Live sketch when she hosted the show in 2018, just a few months before Oh hosted herself. Why Oh wasn’t in Ocean’s 8, we’ll never know.