Crazy Rich Asians costars Michelle Yeoh and Awkwafina are reuniting for an original action movie titled Everything Everywhere All at Once. The project is being directed by Swiss Army Man filmmakers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert - a duo that also goes by simply The Daniels.
While Yeoh is a decorated veteran of the big screen with over thirty years of film acting under her belt (not to mention, roles in franchises like James Bond, Kung Fu Panda, and Guardians of the Galaxy), Awkwafina is a relative newcomer to the Hollywood scene. In the past, the rapper-turned actor had played a handful of supporting roles in films varying from comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising to the animated Storks, but without ever breaking-out. That finally changed this year, thanks to the one-two punch of her scene-stealing turns as the eccentric pickpocket Constance in Ocean's Eight and quirky Peik Lin Goh in this month's box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians.
Those who were left wanting to see Yeoh and Awkwafina share the screen properly after their respective turns in Crazy Rich Asians are in luck. Based on THR's report, it sounds as though the pair will appear together onscreen in The Daniels' new project, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Plot details are scarce to be found at the moment, but the film is described as being an "interdimensional" action movie, suggesting there will be a sci-fi and/or fantasy element to its story.
Reading between the lines, it seems that Everything Everywhere All at Once is another movie by The Daniels that doesn't really fit any single genre box. Of course, that's to be expected, knowing it comes from the duo behind Swiss Army Man (aka. the film where Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse who helps Paul Dano). The Daniels have quickly established themselves as being storytellers with a unique style and voice all their own - earning them a loyal niche following in the process - and will presumably only continue to do so with their latest directorial effort.
As for Yeoh and Awkwafina: they seem like a pretty entertaining odd couple pairing on paper, based on the types of characters they've tended to play in the past (serious and comical, respectively). It's also possible the duo will mix things up by playing against type in Everything Everywhere All at Once, seeing as The Daniels clearly have a talent for subverting expectations. Either way, it's good to know that even more projects featuring Asian and/or Asian-American leads are in the works, following the success of films like Crazy Rich Asians and Searching in theaters (and To All the Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix), this month alone.
We will bring you more details on Everything Everywhere All at Once as they become available.