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Aug. 4: Fathom Events’ EASTER SUNDAY: Live with Jo Koy

Filipino American actor Lydia Gaston (left) in a scene with Jo Koy in the film “Easter Sunday.” AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT

Global stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy will bring his singular and hilarious take on family matters to theaters nationwide with an exclusive comedic introduction as part of a celebration of his groundbreaking new feature film, Easter Sunday. Ahead of the film’s nationwide release on August 5, Fathom Events will present Koy’s live introduction in more than 850 theaters across the country on August 4, followed immediately by a full screening of the film from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.

Koy’s live introduction takes place on Thursday, Aug. 4, at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City and it will play in theaters nationwide LIVE at 8:00 pm ET and 5:00 pm PT and tape-delayed at 8:00 pm CT/MT/ PT.

Updated 8/5/22

In Easter Sunday, Koy (“Jo Koy: In His Elements,” “Jo Koy: Comin’ in Ho”t) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family in this love letter to his Filipino-American community.

“Fathom Events is excited to present this exclusive, live introduction from Jo Koy to kick off the debut of Easter Sunday; it’s what Event Cinema is all about,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “Jo’s comedy is so hilarious because it’s so relatable. Who doesn’t have crazy holiday traditions with their family?”

Tickets to Easter Sunday and this special live comedic introduction can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

(from left) Tito Manny (Joey Guila), Regina (Elena Juatco), Eugene (Eugene Cordero), Joe Valencia (Jo Koy), Tita Teresa (Tia Carrere), Tita Yvonne (Melody Butiu) and Susan (Lydia Gaston) in Easter Sunday, directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.

Easter Sunday features an all-star comedic cast that includes Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley” series), Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World films), Brandon Wardell (“Curb Your Enthusiasm” series), Grammy Winner and Two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown, Yellow Rose, Luck), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Asif Ali (“WandaVision”), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Melody Butiu, Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Jay Chandrasekhar (I Love You, Man), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire).

Easter Sunday, from DreamWorks Pictures, is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, The Dukes of Hazzard, I Love You, Man), from a script by Ken Cheng (Sin City Saints series) and Kate Angelo (Sex Tape) based on a story by Ken Cheng.

The film is produced by Rideback’s blockbuster producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie franchise, It franchise) and Jonathan Eirich (Aladdin, The Two Popes), and is executive produced by Nick Reynolds, Joe Meloche, Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng and Seth William Meier.

The film is distributed by Universal Pictures domestically. Amblin Partners and Universal share international distribution rights.

About Fathom Events
Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

“Crazy Rich Asians” in Theaters August 15

Jon M. Chu (“Now You See Me 2”) directed the contemporary romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan.

The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.

“Crazy Rich Asians” features an international cast of stars, led by Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Gemma Chan (“Humans”), Lisa Lu (“2012”), and Awkwafina (“Ocean’s 8,” “Neighbors 2”), with Ken Jeong (the “Hangover” films”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). The large starring ensemble also includes Henry Golding, making his feature film debut, Sonoya Mizuno (“La La Land”), Chris Pang (“Marco Polo”), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), comedian Ronny Chieng (“The Daily Show”), Remy Hii (“Marco Polo”), and Nico Santos (“Superstore”).

Color Force’s Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” films) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z”), and Ivanhoe Pictures’ John Penotti (“Hell or High Water”) produced the film, with executive producers Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland, and Sidney Kimmel. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the novel Crazy Rich Asians, by Kwan. The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Vanja Černjul (“Marco Polo”), production designer Nelson Coates (“Fifty Shades Darker”), costume designer Mary Vogt (“Kong: Skull Island”) and editor Myron Kerstein (“Going in Style”). The music was composed by Brian Tyler (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”). “Crazy Rich Asians” was filmed entirely on location in Singapore and Malaysia. It is set for release on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with SK Global and Starlight Culture, a Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Electric Somewhere Production, a Jon M. Chu Film, “Crazy Rich Asians.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company. It is rated PG-13.