Following his role in Ali Wong’s Always Be My Maybe, actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to star in yet another rom-com centred on Asian-American characters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Korean-American actor will produce Jayci Lee’s novel A Sweet Mess, through his 3AD banner and is attached to star in the production as the leading man, Landon.
The novel, which comes out July 14, follows a “pampered socialite turned small town baker, who loves her secluded life, but a cake mix-up and a jaded celebrity food critic threatens her hard won freedom. The fix? Go to California’s wine country and guest star on the critic’s cooking show.”
“All of us at 3AD are so excited to be working with Jayci on A Sweet Mess,” Kim told THR. “We were completely charmed by her work and look forward to bringing this story to the screen.”
As for the film’s leading lady, Lee confirmed it will be played by an Asian-American actress. “I wrote A Sweet Mess to share a story featuring Asian-Americans as main characters,” Lee told THR. “To show them as fellow Americans who laugh, cry, and love. Now everyone will be able to see A Sweet Mess come to life on screen. My heart is bursting.”