Netflix might have their own “Crazy Rich Asians” on their hands. In the romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe,” Ali Wong and Randall Park play an adorable couple who are childhood friends and former lovers.
Fifteen years removed from their fling and falling out, Sasha (Wong) is now a successful celebrity chef and Marcus (Park) is still living at home and working for his dad. And in the first trailer for the film, it all looks and sounds very cute, but doesn’t skimp on the foul-mouthed wordplay and double entendres that Wong has come to be known for in her stand-up comedy.
“It might be even smaller and grosser than I remember,” Wong says as she looks at the backseat of Park’s old Corolla where they once hooked up. “You better still be talking about my backseat,” Park responds.
Nahnatchka Khan, known for her work on “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Don’t Trust the B____ in Apt. 23,” directs “Always Be My Maybe,” which also features Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, Daniel Dae Kim, James Saito and Lyrics Born.
The trailer for the rom-com also features a hilarious cameo with John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves. Wong and Reeves have a passionate love affair in the film, and their intimate scene together looks like they’re about to go to town on each other in public.
Wong, Park and Michael Golamco all wrote the script together, and “Always Be My Maybe” is produced by Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman, as well as Wong and Randall Park. Brendan Ferguson executive produces.
“Always Be My Maybe” launches globally on Netflix on May 31 as well as in select theaters. Watch the first trailer above.