A comedy movie inspired by Jo Koy’s life is on its way, said American entertainment outlet The Hollywood Reporter.
Amblin Partners, a production company by critically acclaimed director Steven Spielberg and Dan Lin’s Rideback, teamed up for the project.
Easter Sunday will be influenced by the Filipino-American’s stand-up comedy material which are based on his background as a Filipino. The movie will be set around a family gathering on Easter Sunday.
The executive producers for the upcoming film include: Jo Koy, Ken Cheng, Joe Meloche, Jessica Gao, Jimmy Yang and Nick Reynolds.
On Instagram, Jo Koy shared his excitement for the film.
“I’m excited to announce that I’m making a movie and it’s with 2 of the greatest in the biz. Thank you @amblin and @ridebackranch for believing in me. NOW LETS GO MAKE A MOVIE! #speilberg #danlin,” the 48-year-old comedian wrote.
The film will be released in the United States by Universal Pictures.
As of writing, a release date for the film has not been mentioned yet.
Jo Koy or Joseph Glenn Herbert has two specials with streaming giant Netflix — Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot and Jo Koy: Live from Seattle.
Last January, the veteran comic was in the country for his Just Kidding World Tour.