Keanu Reeves joins Ali Wong and Randall Park in ‘Always Be My Maybe’
Netflix started production on the project this week
Netflix has confirmed the supporting cast for the new film “Always Be My Maybe,” which just entered into production this week in Vancouver, Canada. The film will star Ali Wong and Randall Park, and will feature Keanu Reeves, Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, Daniel Dae Kim, James Saito, Lyrics Born, and Susan Park.
The film also has some time jumps in it, and Ashley Liao and Miya Cech will play Ali Wong’s character at a younger age; Jackson Geach and Emerson Yin will play Randall Park’s character at a younger age; and Anaiyah Juliette Bernier and Sasha Zoey Rojen will play Michelle Buteau’s character at a younger age.
Netflix describes the film stating, “Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a celebrity chef opening a restaurant in San Francisco, runs into Marcus, a happily struggling musician still living at home working for his dad. The old sparks are still there but can they adapt to each other’s world?”
Nahnatchka Khan directed film for Netflix, with Nathan Kahane (Good Universe), Erin Westerman (Good Universe), Ali Wong, and Randall Park serving as producers. The film has Brendan Ferguson serving as Executive producers. Netflix currently has the film scheduled to release in 2019.
Ali Wong is no stranger to Netflix, the comics’ breakout Netflix stand-up special “Baby Cobra” launched on the service in 2016. Wong recently released her “Hard Knock Wife” special this past Mother’s Day, and is scheduled to voice the lead character of ‘Bertie’ and serve as executive producer of the series, for the upcoming Netflix animated comedy series “Tuca & Bertie”.
Netflix also announced this week that the company has renewed “The Rain” for a second season. The series will go back into production later this year and will launch in 2019. In the announcement Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix, said: “We’re really excited to team up with the talented cast and our team of amazing creators for another season. The Rain has a relatable and human story at its core and touches on universal themes everyone can identify with. The fact that season 1 reached audiences all over the world, proves once again that strong stories can transcend borders.”
Jannik Tai Mosholt, Head Writer and Co-creator on The Rain said: “We’re so thankful for the success of the show and the overwhelmingly positive response from audiences. We’re really excited to be able to do a second season of The Rain. We still have a lot of stories to tell about our characters and much more to explore in our universe, and can’t wait for everyone to be able to see it.”
The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen, Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear, Beyond Beyond) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte, The New Tenants, Long Story Short) and stars Alba August (Reliance, Jordskott and Unga Astrid), Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair, The Legacy), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen (Tidsrejen, Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes), Lars Simonsen (The Bridge, Brotherhood), Sonny Lindberg (The Legacy, Anti), Jessica Dinnage (The Guilty, The Man), Lukas Løkken (One-Two-Three Now!) and Johannes Kuhnke (Force Majeure).