Easter Sunday trailer stars Jo Koy, Jimmy O. Yang and Tiffany Haddish
Universal and Dreamworks have released the first trailer for Jo Koy’s “Easter Sunday.” The film stars the comedian in his first feature film role and is set around a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday. The trailer debuted at CinemaCon.
The film. opening August 5, is a love letter to the Filipino community and is the first studio film to feature an all-Filipino main cast. Tony-nominated Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Lydia Gaston, Asif Ali, Rodney To, Eugene Cordero, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tiffany Haddish and Lou Diamond Phillips star alongside Koy, who returns home to an Easter week. , laugh, drink and have fun.
The trailer shows how Koy draws from both his personal experience and his comedy routine, as it features Koy’s on-screen mother commenting on how he should have been a lawyer. Another family moment reveals that they all have the same pin number in honor of Filipino-American boxer Manny Pacquiao’s birthday. Haddish plays a cop who tells Koy, “Me and your dad were very intimate back then.”
Amblin produces alongside DreamWorks. The film will be distributed by Universal Pictures nationwide. Amblin Partners and Universal will share international distribution rights.
The film was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar with a screenplay by Ken Cheng. The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback. “Easter Sunday” is produced by Koy, Jessica Gao, Yang, Cheng, Joe Meloche, Nick Reynolds and Seth William Meier.
Watch the full trailer below