EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Chan, Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu, Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny), Will Yun Lee (The Good Doctor), Nico Santos (Superstore), Jimmy Wong, and Bobby Lee are set as the U.S. voice cast of Wish Dragon, an animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, and Base Animation. John Cho and Silicon Valley‘s Jimmy O. Yang are also in talks to join the feature which is begin directed by Chris Appelhans.
The pic is a modern re-telling of the classic Genie in a bottle tale from 1001 Nights. The core of the story reminds us that the most important things in life – hard work, honesty, friends, and family – cannot be wished for.
Shrek franchise and The Book of Life producer Aron Warner is producing the film with Chris Bremble, while Ian Sugarman will serve as exec producer.
The studio is aiming for a 2019 theatrical release in China along with International and US releases planned.
Chan, whose list of voiceover credits include the Kung Fu Panda film series, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, and The Lego Ninjago Movie, is repped by CAA. Wu, also featured in The Lego Ninjago Movie, is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Bordizzo is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment; Cho by 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA, and Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine; Yang by Principato-Young Entertainment; Lee by Zero Gravity Management and Gersh; Wong by The Green Room and Imperium 7 Talent Agency; Lee by CAA, Leviton Management, and attorney Isaac Dunham; Santos is repped by Spektor Ent. and Greene & Assoc.