EAST/WEST is set at Universal Pictures as a cross-cultural comedy vehicle for Zhang Ziyi. Best known to U.S. audiences for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers, Zhang is a bona-fide megastar in China and will be a huge draw for the increasingly important market.
Jason Winer is on board to direct with Ethan Sandler & Adrian Wenner set to pen the script. Winer, Zhang, Ling Lucas, Tory Metzger and David Linde are producing, and Sara Scott is overseeing the comedy for Universal.
Winer has spent the last few seasons directing TV comedies, including CBS’s Life in Pieces, ABC’s Modern Family, CBS’s The Crazy Ones, and NBC’s 1600 Penn. Sandler and Wenner also hail from the TV space, having written for TBS’s My Boys and NBC’s Whitney.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer