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Sandra Oh and Awkwafina to star as sisters in new comedy

Asian American actresses Sandra Oh and Awkwafina are set to play sisters in a Netflix comedy film, Deadline reports.

The sister comedy deals with a reclusive woman whose “train wreck of a sister” tries to reestablish their relationship by trying to make her dream of entering a game show come true.

The movie, which is yet to be named, will be produced by Jessica Elbaum of Gloria Sanchez productions and Will Ferrell. Disney Plus’ Hocus Pocus sequel writer Jen D’Angelo will contribute to the production and write the script.

Oh took to Twitter Thursday to confirm the production:

The movie marks the first time that Oh and Awkwafina have worked together, according to People.

Both actresses have recently starred in prominent leading roles, with Oh acting as MI5 Eve Polastri in BBC’s spy series Killing Eve. Oh is also memorable for her role in long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Awkwafina, in addition to her autobiographical series Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, is set to voice act in Disney projects like The Little Mermaid and Raya and the Last Dragon, as well as star in Marvel flick Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, according to Variety.

“This marks the first time the two actresses have collaborated together amid a steady career for Oh and Awkwafina’s continuing rise,” People noted.

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