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[12/02/21 - 09:01 AM]
Disney+'s "Chang Can Dunk" Wraps Production
"Chang Can Dunk" follows Chang, a 16-year-old, Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming.

[via press release from Disney+]

DISNEY+'S "CHANG CAN DUNK" WRAPS PRODUCTION

BURBANK, CALIF. (December 2, 2021) - Production has wrapped on "Chang Can Dunk," an original, live-action film from Disney slated for release in 2023, exclusively on Disney+.

"Chang Can Dunk" follows Chang, a 16-year-old, Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by Homecoming. The bet leads the 5' 8" Chang on a quest to find the hops he needs to dunk in order to impress his crush, Kristy, and finally gain the attention and respect of his high school peers. But before he can rise up and truly throw one down, he'll have to reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendships and his family.

Bloom Li ("My Dead Ex," "Into the Dark") is playing the lead, Chang. Li was encouraged to audition by a friend and submitted a self-tape on his own, which put him on the path to eventually getting the part.

Ben Wang ("Good Egg," upcoming "Sight") play's Bo, Chang's best friend. Wang was recently seen in Disney's Launchpad short "Dinner Is Served" on Disney+. Dexter Darden ("Son of the South," "Saved by the Bell"), a former pro basketball player and two-time Estonia League MVP, plays Deandre. Chase Liefeld ("Sunnyside Up," upcoming "Honor Student") plays Matt, the school's star athlete. Zoe Renee ("Jinn," "The Quad") plays Kristy.

In his feature-film debut, Jingyi Shao is writing and directing from a script he wrote that placed second on last year's Blacklist. Brad Weston is producing along with Emmy(R) award-winning Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani of Hillman Grad productions. Pamela Thur serves as executive producer.

To lend authenticity to the film and properly represent the dunk culture, filmmakers hired one of the foremost dunk experts, Connor Barth, to help the actors train.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney's long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.





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