An ‘The Joy Luck Club’ sequel is in development with the original cast returning after 30 years. According to the Deadline source, The sequel is in the works with author Amy Tan and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ron Bass. The original cast will be returning to their respective roles.
In ‘The Joy Luck Club’ sequel, the mothers become grandmothers and the daughters become mothers in their own right, introducing a new generation exploring their own relationships with culture, heritage, love, womanhood, and identity.
The film is produced by Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group and The Judge producer Jeff Kleeman. In a statement, Amy Tan and Ron Bass said “We are excited to be teaming with Hyde Park and Jeff Kleeman in bringing to life the next generation of these four families so close to our hearts.”
The Joy Luck Club was released in 1993. The film stars Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita, and Ming-Na Wen. The film grossed $32.9 million in the United States.
Produced by Amritraj and Priya Amritraj for Hyde Park Entertainment.
Source: Deadline reported the news first.