Chang will adapt her novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent — and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Now You See Me 2 and the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians take from Warner Bros.) will direct should the script move to pilot at Hulu. Bridget Bedard (Transparent, Mad Men) will supervise. The comedy is produced by Michael London’s Groundswell Productions, the company behind Showtime’s Golden Globe-nominated SMILF, Syfy’s The Magicians, FX’s Snowfall and Hulu’s recently canceled Hugh Laurie drama Chance.
Chang’s book was a New York Times editor’s choice and was named a best book of the year in 2016 by outlets such as Amazon, NPR and Elle, among others.
Here’s Chang talking about her book at the 2016 Miami Book Fair: