Jo Koy’s ‘Easter Sunday’ is first Hollywood-produced Pinoy movie

Stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.

Easter Sunday features an all-star Fil-Am comedic cast who have made a name for themselves globally including Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World films), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Brandon Wardell (Curb Your Enthusiasm series) and stand-up comedian Joey Guila.

World boxing icon and Philippines’ pride, Manny Pacquiao for his part has shown support for the film and uploaded a photo of the movie’s poster in his Instagram page, to quote, “Support tayo mga kababayan” using the hashtag #PinoyPride.

A showcase of Filipino excellence on the global stage and bringing the Filipino culture to worldwide audience, Easter Sunday, from DreamWorks Pictures, is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, The Dukes of Hazzard, I Love You, Man), from a script by Ken Cheng (Sin City Saints series) and Kate Angelo (Sex Tape) based on a story by Ken Cheng.

The film is produced by Rideback’s blockbuster producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie franchise, It franchise) and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin, The Two Popes), and is executive produced by Nick Reynolds, Joe Meloche, Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng and Seth William Meier.

From Universal Pictures International, catch Easter Sunday with your family and friends starting August 31 in cinemas nationwide.

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