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Chang Can Dunk is an upcoming American sports-drama film, centered around an underdog coming-of-age story, involving high school basketball and the titular character's determination to overcome expectations. It will be released exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.

Synopsis

16-year-old Asian-American, Chang, is an unpopular high schooler who loves basketball, but is always underestimated. Though his peers treat him as though he is insignificant, he becomes obsessed with learning how to slam dunk. In doing so, Chang is determined to best the high school's all-star named Matt, all while hopefully winning the adoration of his romantic interest, Kristy.

Cast

  • Bloom Li as Chang
  • Ben Wang as Bo
  • Dexter Darden as DeAndre
  • Chase Liefeld as Matt

Production

Announced as in development in 2019 with a script by Jingyi Shao, the movie was ultimately placed on hold and deemed a 2020 The Black List-ed movie, which includes screenplays that would not be released in theaters during this calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] By September 2021, it was announced that Shao will also serve as director on the project, while Bloom Li was cast in the titular role.

Filming began on September 23, 2021.[2]

References

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