A multi-generational family drama from “Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang has added several key cast members to its ensemble, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
“Tigertail,” currently in production in New York and Taiwan, has added Joan Chen (“Marco Polo, “Lust, Caution”), Hayden Szeto (“The Edge of Seventeen”), Hong-Chi Lee, Yo-Hsing Fang, Fiona Fu, Margot Bingham, Kuei Mei Yang, and James Saito to the cast. They join previously announced leads Tzi Ma (“Arrival”) and Christine Ko (“The Great Indoors,” “Hawaii Five-O”) and supporting star John Cho.
Inspired by his own family, Yang’s drama spans decades beginning in the 1950s, and tells of “regret, longing, passion, and repression.” Yang serves as writer, director, producer and will also star.
The film counts producers Charles D. King (“Mudbound”) of MACRO, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks. Peter Pastorelli (“Beasts of No Nation”) and David Lee (“Life of Pi”) are executive producers.
Yang is repped by WME and McKuin Frankel Whitehead. Ma is represented by Echelon Talent Management and BRS/Gage Talent Agency. Ko is with Artists First, Abrams Artists Agency and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.
Chen is at Inphenate and with attorney Stuart Rosenthal. Cho is represented by UTA, 3Arts, ID and and Morris/Yorn/Barnes.
Yang won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 2016.