With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, October 01, 2009

ACF 384: Kelly Hu to Star in "ALMOST PERFECT" for Slew Pictures

Kelly Hu has been one of my favorite actresses since her terrific starring role as Chen Pei Pei in Sammo Hung's Martial Law TV series. I also thought she was great and showed real chops as a comedienne in the short-lived series In Case of Emergency. So it's with great joy that I share the following info about her starring in a rom com set to start shooting here in New York this month. Really hope that I'll be able to do an interview. But even if not, I'm very excited about this news. Hope you are too.

NEW YORK, NY, October 1, 2009 – Slew Pictures announced today that Kelly Hu (“The Scorpion King,” “X-Men 2”) will star in writer/director Bertha Bay-Sa Pan’s romantic comedy “Almost Perfect.” Pan will produce with Derrick Tseng (“Life During Wartime,” “Choke,” “The Ten,” “Snow Angels”) and Riva Marker (“The Winning Season,” “Grace is Gone,” “Trucker”). Production is set for October 2009 in New York City.

“Almost Perfect” is the story of Vanessa, a 30-something New York career woman. After too many years of being everybody's go-to girl, she finally gets a chance at love when she meets a man who's almost perfect for her. But, just as she starts to consider the possibility of romance, her family suddenly comes undone. As she juggles a high-maintenance “fashionista” sister on the brink, a surf-bum brother hiding out, an overly-intellectual mother who knows it all, a retired father on a quest for meaning -- and the nearly perfect boyfriend who gets fed up with it all -- Vanessa discovers that the person she really needs to save is herself.

Pan said, “I am so excited to work with Kelly, who not only kicks butt as an action hero, but is also an incredibly thoughtful and nuanced actor, with a killer sense of humor. I can't wait to watch her experience this emotional journey on screen. It's going to be a lot of fun.”

Other featured cast members include Ivan Shaw, Roger Rees, Tina Chen, Edison Chen, and Christina Chang.

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Slew Pictures is a New York based production company that develops and produces universal stories that entertain and inspire. Current projects include Annette Apitz’s “Fighting Fish,” starring Val Emmich and Halley Feiffer.

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