Upcoming Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe is assembling a starry cast. Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim have just signed up for it.
The Perfect Rom-Com Setup
Joining Reeves and Kim are Charlyne Yi and Deadpool actress Karan Soni. The movie is courtesy of Ali Wong and Randall Park, who play childhood sweethearts who stop speaking to each other for 15 years after a falling out.
The two reconnect as adults with Wong's Sasha, now a famous chef opening a restaurant in San Francisco, running into Park's Marcus, a struggling musician still living at home and working for his father.
Will the spark be reignited or have their lives changed too much in the intervening years? Given typical rom-com conventions, a positive outcome seems fairly likely, but that doesn't mean the journey, as steered by talented comedians and writers Wong and Park, won't be enjoyable.
Rounding out the cast are Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, James Saito, Lyrics Born, and Susan Park.
Always Be My Maybe is directed by Nahnatcha Khan, the showrunner of the hit ABC series Fresh Off the Boat. Wong and Park penned the script with Grimm writer Michael Golamco.
The flick is set for a 2019 Netflix release, with Good Universe producing alongside Wong and Park. Production is underway in Vancouver.
Keeping A Busy Schedule
Reeves is seemingly in the midst of a rom-com renaissance, with this and the upcoming Destination Wedding, opposite Winona Ryder. The trailer for that movie dropped last week, to a warm response from internet denizens eager to see the two nineties legends playing off each other.
It's unclear which role Reeves will play in Always Be My Maybe. He may be another paramour after Wong's heart, or a rival chef looking to take her down.
He's keeping busy elsewhere too, returning in the hugely-anticipated third installment of the Bill & Ted series, alongside co-lead Alex Winter. The flick sees the two righteous dudes struggling with middle age, their demanding kids, and saving the world.
Reeves will also be seen in John Wick 3, which sees him playing the well-dressed, dog-loving hitman for the third time.
Meanwhile, Kim is prepping for his appearance in Lionsgate's Hellboy reboot, from The Descent director Neil Marshall, also due in 2019.
Wong debuted her first Netflix stand-up special, Baby Cobra, back in 2016. It's hotly-anticipated follow-up, Hard Knock Wife, hit the streaming service on Mother's Day, to rapt reviews.