(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.
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.