EXCLUSIVE: Hawaii Five-O actress Christine Ko will be playing the lead in the Netflix feature film Tigertail with Kunjue Li also joining the cast. John Cho and Tzi Ma, previously announced, also star.
Tigertail is inspired by writer-director Alan Yang’s family, a drama that touches on themes of regret, longing, passion, and repression while spanning continents and generations, from 1950’s Taiwan to present-day New York City. The protagonist Grover ventures to the states with a women he doesn’t connect with. Ko will plays their daughter Angela.
Li will play young Zhenzhen, a woman in Taiwan who was always quiet, polite, and out of the way. She finds moving to America with Grover a difficult experience, until she meets her friend Peijing and begins to consider her own independence and self-worth.
Li’s recent credits include Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders and the award-winning mini-series One Child.
Ko is repped by Artists First, Abrams Artists, and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. Li is represented by Hyperion and Bohemia Group.