Following the Oscar nomination of Over The Moon for Best Animated Feature, John Cho is already beginning to fill his slate of upcoming projects. As first reported by Deadline, Cho will star in an upcoming comedy titled Don’t Make Me Go with Mark, Mary & Some Other People helmer Hannah Marks attached to direct.
Amazon Studios has officially signed on to finance and distribute the feature. Hannah Marks will direct with a script by Vera Herbert (This Is Us). Additionally, Herbert and Cho will serve as the film’s executive producers as well. At this time, Cho is the only actor currently cast with further announcements expected before production begins later this year.
Don’t Make Me Go is billed as a father-daughter adventure-comedy. Per the initial report, Cho plays a single father with a rebellious teenage daughter. The two decide to take a cross-country road trip to find and reunite with the teenager’s estranged daughter. As one would expect, comedic hijinx ensue along the way. However, Cho’s character takes this as a chance to try and connect with his daughter and teach her important values and lessons she will carry with her for the rest of her life.
In addition to his starring voice role in Netflix’s Over the Moon, Cho recently wrapped filming the streamer’s highly anticipated live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Additionally, the Star Trek actor recently starred in the CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone as well. Up next, the versatile performer will appear alongside Jackie Chan, Constance Wu, and Jimmy O. Yang in the Sony Animation picture Wish Dragon, which is set to release on Netflix later this year.
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