Awkwafina, Sandra Oh to Play Sisters in Untitled Gloria Sanchez Comedy at Netflix
Actors Awkwafina and Sandra Oh are joining forces for an untitled new comedy at Netflix.
The award-nominated pair will play sisters in the feature film, to be produced by Gloria Sanchez’s Jessica Elbaum. Jen D’Angelo, the writer on Disney Plus’ forthcoming sequel to “Hocus Pocus,” will pen the script and produce as well.
Oh will star as a lonely recluse whose life is upended when her train wreck sister vows to mend their relationship by helping her fulfill a lifelong dream — to appear as contestant on her favorite game show.
Itay Reiss and Maggie Haskins from Artists First will also produce. Writer D’Angelo is on a hot streak, also serving as co-executive producer on the NBC series “The Young Rock” starring Dwayne Johnson, and did a pass on Skydance’s sci-fi feature The Tomorrow War. Her additional credits include “Solar Opposites” and “Workaholics.”
Awkwafina is represented by UTA, Artists First, attorney Isaac Dunham, and Kovert Creative. Oh is also with UTA, Principal Entertainment LA, imPRint PR, and law first Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.
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