Easter Sunday Trailer Has Joy Koy Dealing With His Filipino Family

Easter Sunday starring Jo Koy

(from left) Tito Manny (Joey Guila), Regina (Elena Juatco), Eugene (Eugene Cordero), Joe Valencia (Jo Koy), Tita Teresa (Tia Carrere), Tita Yvonne (Melody Butiu) and Susan (Lydia Gaston) in Easter Sunday, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.

Stand-up comedian Joy Koy stars in this Filipino-American family comedy Easter Sunday.

The movie features nearly an all-Asian cast that also included Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Lydia Gaston, Asif Ali, Rodney To, Eugene Cordero, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tiffany Hadish, and Lou Diamond Phillips.

Jay Chandrasekhar directed the movie from the screenplay by Ken Cheng and Kate Angelo.

Here is the official synopsis:

Stand-up comedy sensation Joy Koy (Jo Koy: In His Elements, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, a loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.

ALSO CHECK OUT: The Fabulous Filipino Brothers | Dante Basco Interview [Exclusive]

There are many family comedies out there, but not a major one that focuses primarily on the Filipino culture and traditions from a major studio. The Filipino family system is very close, humor-based, and a lot of focus on food.

Not to mention, Jo Koy is a very funny community. It’s a mystery why there wasn’t a lead role available after all these years. It’s a relief that a major studio is taking a chance on this film to honor other ethnicities not usually portrayed on screen.

Easter Sunday is in theaters on August 5th.

Check out the first trailer and poster for Easter Sunday below. Let us know what you think of the trailer.

Easter Sunday poster
Easter Sunday poster

Source: NBCUniversal

GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play Grow Generation

Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

Read Previous

Prime Video’s The Wilds S2 | Rachel Griffiths Interview [Exclusive]

Read Next

Shepherd | Tom Hughes On His Solitary Role As Eric Black [Exclusive]

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.