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'White Lotus' Actor Will Sharpe Set To Direct 'Crying in H Mart'

'White Lotus' Actor Will Sharpe Set To Direct 'Crying in H Mart'

Will Sharpe is stepping behind the camera once again!

The 36-year-old actor, who is best known for his role in The White Lotus, will be helming the upcoming adaptation of author Michelle Zauner‘s Crying in H Mart.

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The official synopsis for the upcoming film reads that it’s a “coming-of age story about a half-Korean daughter who returns to small town Oregon to care for her Korean mother.”

The project will focus in on Chong-mi and Michelle’s relationship as they learn “to see and accept one another through the formative power of music and the vibrant flavors of Korean cooking.”

Michelle, who is a singer and songwriter with Japanese Breakfast, is reported to have a part with the film’s music.

“There were lots of things that resonated with me as somebody who is half-Japanese, half-British, spent my childhood in Tokyo,” Will told People of his new project. “Some of the descriptions of being jet-lagged in your family’s kitchen felt very familiar to me.”

Will continued of his impressions and relation to the book: “I found that it felt universal in its specificity. In that it’s so lovingly detailed about the experience of growing up around Korean food and the cooking of Korean food.”

“For me, it would be Japanese food and remembering growing up going to the 7-Elevens and the convenience stores in Tokyo and the dumplings that my mother would make when I was unwell,” he adds. “And I felt like I could recognize that in the descriptions of the Korean porridge or the kimchi and how important that still is to Michelle and how food can carry certain other things within it about your life.”

Previously, Will directed and co-wrote Prime Video’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, as well as HBO/Sky’s Landscapers.

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