A Hollywood movie inspired by Jo Koy’s life is on its way!


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. 

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