Ali Wong and Randall Park are co-starring in a new Netflix rom-com. The streaming provider released a teaser for their new original film, Always Be My Maybe via their Instagram account. The teaser also announced that the film will be available for streaming on May 31, the last day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Always Be My Maybe examines the ‘friend zone’
The title of the film is a play on the Mariah Carey ’90s slow jam You’ll Always Be My Baby which is featured prominently in the teaser. The story of Always Be My Maybe follows Wong’s Sasha and Park’s Marcus. The two were once childhood friends, but after not talking for 15 years, they try to rekindle the friendship when Sasha moves back to their native San Francisco to open a new restaurant. Marcus then finds himself wanting more than friendship.
The movie promises to examine “the friend zone” and whether or not Marcus is really in it. In the trailer, Sasha tells Marcus she is seeing someone new—to hilarious ends. The teaser promises that Always Be My Maybe will be a rom-com that you won’t be able to “shut up about.”
Wong and Park wrote the film with Michael Golamco and Nahnatchka Khan directed. Unfortunately, very little of the cast shows up in the teaser, but the film also features performances from Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, James Saito, Lyrics Born, and Susan Park.
Wong, Park, and Khan all worked on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat: Wong as a writer, Park as an actor, and Khan as the showrunner. While Khan directed episodes of the show and other half-hour comedies, Always Be My Maybe will be her feature film directorial debut. The film is one of Wong’s upcoming projects with Netflix. She also stars in the upcoming animated series Tuca & Bertie alongside Tiffany Haddish.
You can watch the full trailer below.
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