Stephanie Hsu Joins Michelle Yeoh in Disney+ Series ‘American Born Chinese’
Everything Everywhere All at Once is arguably one of the best films of the year, so far. Now, it appears the standouts of that feature are reuniting once more for a very exciting project in the works for Disney+. As first reported by Variety, Stephanie Hsu will join Michelle Yeoh in that cast for a new series titled American Born Chinese.
The series hails from writer and producer Kelvin Yu, who will also serve as showrunner. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan is on board to executive produce the series along with Shang Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton, who will also direct.
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Based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese consists of three seemingly separate tales, which are tied together at the end of the book. The series adaptation will follow Jin Wang, portrayed by Ben Wang (The Last O.G.), as he struggles to balance his high school social life with his immigrant home life. When he meets a foreign exchange student named Wei-Chen, portrayed by Jim Liu (The Farewell), their worlds collied in a battle between mythological Chinese gods. Hsu will appear as Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones, while Yeoh will portray Wei-Chen’s auntie.
Stephanie Hsu originated the theatrical roles of Christine Canigula in Be More Chill and Karen in The SpongeBob Musical and performed in the Broadway runs of both. On-screen, she touts a recurring role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as well. The actress also briefly appears in the MCU in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
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