Lou Diamond Phillips Joins the Cast of Amblin’s Family Comedy ‘Easter Sunday’

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Lou Diamond Phillips, known for a multitude of projects such as Longmire, La Bamba, and currently in one of FOX’s hit drama’s Prodigal Son, he’s stepping into a new role … sort of.

It was announced by Deadline and via Amblin Partners that Phillips will be joining Amblin’s new project, Easter Sunday. The upcoming film is based on the life and stand-up career of comedian Jo Koy, and the premise of the film will be a family gathering to celebrate Easter Sunday. Lou Diamond Phillips will be playing “a fictionalized version of himself” and we honestly can’t wait to see how this will play out!

Also joining Phillips are funny man Jo Koy himself, Tia Carrere, Eva Noblezada, Brandon Wardell, Eugene Cordero, Asif Ali, Lydia Gaston, Rodney To, Melody Butiu, Joey Guila, and Elena Juatco. Director Jay Chandrasekhar will be leading the production of the film and it’s set to begin in Vancouver later this week.

Here is what Jo Koy said about the upcoming project:

“Starting production on Easter Sunday is the culmination of a lifetime of dreaming and decades of hard work. It’s especially meaningful that we’ve been able to assemble such an incredible group of diverse and talented filmmakers and comedians to bring this slice of Filipino culture to the world.”

Make sure to keep an eye out for a release date!

Catch Lou Diamond Phillips in FOX’s Prodigal Son, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST.

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By Kailey
Kailey has been a writer for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2020. Some of her favorite TV shows are The Blacklist, Supernatural, and Prodigal Son, to name a few. She also loves all things Disney! You can check her out on social media @kaileygross.
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