An indie trailblazer, WEDDING PALACE was the first Asian American romantic comedy and family movie to open in U.S. theaters on Sept. 27 in New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii.
Produced with the support of the Los Angeles Koreatown business community, Korean corporations and the Korean government, the making of WEDDING PALACE is a grass roots story from the local streets to the screen. It makes history as the first ever US-Korea independent co-production shot in Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea. While many films compare themselves to hit movies, WEDDING PALACE can lay claim it was passed over for a “movie like yours, but it’s Greek,” which was My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Abandoned at the altar, Jason‘s (BrianTee) family quickly introduces him to other eager brides in waiting but to their horror, he rejects them all. The clock is literally ticking on Jason’s life as his 30th birthday is fast approaching, bringing along an old family curse. On a business trip to Korea, Jason meets the girl of his dreams, Na Young (Kang Hye-jung). They embark on a cyber love affair fueled by imagination and video chats. Jason proposes and his family is beyonddelighted. However when Na Young arrives in Los Angeles with a surprising revelation, Jason has hesitations and his wacky family goes overboard causing a roller coaster of ups-and-downs at every turn in this modern romance. Jason will have to bridge the gapbetween family expectationsand being true to himself to find his true love.
WEDDING PALACE bridges the East and the West with Korean-American Hollywood actor Brian Tee (The Fast & The Furious 3: Tokyo Drift; Crash TV series,) and South Korean award-winning actress Kang Hye-jung (Old Boy, Cannes Grand Jury Prize Winner, Welcome to Dongmakgol), who makes her English language debut in the film. Comedians Bobby Lee (Madtv), Stephen Park(In Living Color, Fargo) and Margaret Cho enliven the supporting cast. The film score includes original musical compositionsfrom 5-time Grammy nominated jazz pianist David Benoit, (Charlie Brown ‘Peanuts‘), along with music from popular Korean R&B singer, Kim Johan (formerly of Solid) and South Korea‘s indie band, Peppertones.
WEDDING PALACE is directed, produced and co-written by Christine Yoo. GoGoGo Entertainment will distribute WEDDING PALACE in New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii on Friday, September 27th. The film will expand to other cities including SF/Bay Area, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Chicago through October. Not Rated. Running Time is 98 Minutes.
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