Will Sharpe will direct the movie adaptation of Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner’s e-book Crying in H Mart, as Folks notes. “It was a frightening activity, to seek out somebody I might belief with the retelling of such a private story,” Zauner mentioned of Sharpe in an announcement. “Somebody who might honor my mom’s character and respect the darkest days of grief, and nonetheless make the approaching of age of a half-Korean artsy outsider in a small Pacific Northwest hippie city appear actual and funky.” Learn her full assertion beneath.
Zauner revealed her “Crying in H Mart” essay in The New Yorker in August 2018. She rapidly signed a e-book deal and launched the full-length Crying in H Mart in April 2021. The e-book debuted at No. 2 on The New York Instances’ best-seller listing and spent 60 weeks on the listing.
In 2021, just some days after Zauner launched her album Jubilee, it was introduced that MGM’s Orion Photos acquired the rights to the Crying in H Mart adaptation. Zauner instructed Consequence final 12 months that she had completed the primary draft of her screenplay.
Will Sharpe starred as Ethan Spiller within the second season of HBO’s The White Lotus. He wrote and directed the films The Electrical Lifetime of Louis Wain and The Darkest Universe, and he’s the creator and director of the Channel 4 sitcom Flowers.
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It was a frightening activity, to seek out somebody I might belief with the retelling of such a private story. Somebody who might honor my mom’s character and respect the darkest days of grief, and nonetheless make the approaching of age of a half-Korean artsy outsider in a small Pacific Northwest hippie city appear actual and funky.
In that spirit, I’m so relieved to have discovered Will Sharpe and am past delighted that he would be the director of Crying in H Mart. I consider his sensitivity, as a director and an actor, and his personal private expertise, having grown up between two cultures, shall be great belongings.
His work on Flowers and The Electrical Lifetime of Louis Wain converse to his capability to conjure lofty, susceptible performances, to seek out humor and style inside the tragedy of the on a regular basis. They’re a valuable assortment of abilities that make him the proper match for this movie.