In the upcoming comedy “Easter Sunday,” comedian and “Chelsea Lately” regular Jo Koy will play the lead part for the first time. (He was also a member of the Jabbawockeez, for real.) Now everyone is excited about the “Easter Sunday Release Date.”
Anyone who has seen Koy perform stand-up will know that the film will feature characters who are larger than life and will provide plenty of laughs because they are based on his own experiences. It’s safe to assume that this new film will be as amusing as his recent Netflix special “In His Elements,” which celebrated his Filipino heritage.
Here’s everything you need to know about “Easter Sunday” and more till the movie comes out.
Cast List of Sunday Easter
Amblin’s casting for this film was superb; it features a slew of comedic actors as well as some of the industry’s biggest names from the Philippines. Besides starring as himself, Brandon Wardell plays Junior, Eva Noblezada portrays Ruth, Asif Ali plays Tony Daytona, and Tia Carrere, shown above in “Wayne’s World,” plays Tia Theresa. Lou Diamond Phillips and Eugene Cordero both play themselves.
Unnamed parts have also been given to Lydia Gaston, Jimmy O. Yang, Rodney To, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Tiffany Haddish.
- Jo Koy as himself
- Jimmy O. Yang
- Tia Carrere as Tia Theresa
- Brandon Wardell as Junior
- Eva Noblezada as Ruth
- Lydia Gaston
- Asif Ali as Tony Daytona
- Rodney To
- Eugene Cordero as himself
- Jay Chandrasekhar
- Tiffany Haddish
- Lou Diamond Phillips as himself
All About The Easter Sunday Crew, And More
Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng, Joe Meloche, Nick Reynolds, and Seth William Meier serve as executive producers, with production help from Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich (“The Lego Movie”) of Rideback. DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, and Amblin Partners are all involved in the production of this picture.
Comedian and YouTuber Ken Cheng wrote the script, and “Super Troopers,” “Club Dread,” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” director Jay Chandrasekhar is attached to helm the project.
What is Easter Sunday About? Its Storyline
According to the official Amblin website, “stand-up comic phenomenon Jo Koy (‘Jo Koy: In His Elements,’ ‘Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot’) plays a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his raucous, squabbling, eating, drinking, laughing, a loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American Community.”
Furthermore, Amblin recommended films with titles like “Meet the Parents,” “I Love You, Man,” and “Office Christmas Party” as having a similar tone to “Easter Sunday.”
Because Koy is known for telling anecdotes about his family in his stand-up specials (particularly about his mother), this feels like the natural move for his type of comedy from the small to the big screen.
Take a Look at the Easter Movie Teaser!
At CinemaCon 2022, Universal and DreamWorks premiered the first official trailer for Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is a comedy, a domestic drama, and a holy mess, to sum up, the film is in three terms. This family comedy-drama is very vintage Jo Koy, as his fans will know, and the nearly three-minute trailer wastes no time in revealing the major narrative points and the kind of hilarity riot you can expect from it.
Koy’s signature style and comic content focus on his family, his chemistry with them, and the cultural quirks that come with his background; this is especially true for people who are new to Koy’s comedy and may be seeing him for the first time in this family film. Easter Sunday will have the same general feel, but with numerous dramatic personalities and story arcs, including Tiffany Haddish, who plays Joe’s ex-girlfriend.
There is also some funny mobster action. Easter Sunday is, in a nutshell, a movie about family love that happens to have a completely ridiculous premise and a cast of zany, hilarious people. The only way to know if the film lives up to the hype of Koy’s stand-up specials is to see it for yourself.
Easter Sunday Release Date and When to Watch It on Netflix
According to collider On Friday, August 5, 2022, Easter Sunday will be released in theaters around the United States. If you plan on going to see the film in theaters, it is strongly advised that you observe all local health and safety regulations regarding Covid-19.
As a result of the multi-year licensing agreement that will go into effect in 2022, “Easter Sunday” will not only be broadcast on Showtime but also on The Movie Channel and Flix, in addition to Showtime’s multiplex linear channels and streaming service.
Friday’s Box Office Results: “Bullet Train” Takes in $13 Million, but “Easter Sunday” Falters
This past weekend, Easter Sunday, by Jo Koy, was released by Universal. The picture, about a famous performer who goes home for the holidays and tries to resolve some old family conflict, took in $500,000 on Thursday and $2.03 million on Friday.
In other words, it looks like it’ll have a terrible opening weekend of around $5 million, putting it right back in line with the non-tentpole average of around $5 million from 2021.
Sony’s latest blockbuster Bullet Train grossed $12.62 million on its opening day (Friday), including $4.6 million in preview sales from the previous Tuesday and Thursday. If it does even half as well in its second weekend as The Suicide Squad did in its, that would put it at $27 million.