Steven K. Tsuchida directed the upcoming romantic comedy film ‘A Tourist’s Guide to Love’. Rachael Leigh Cook, who also started as one of the main characters, and Joel S. Rice served as producers.
The plot revolves around Amanda, a professional in the travel industry and Vietnamese expatriate tour guide Sinh. After an unforeseen breakup from a romantic relationship, Amanda undertakes an undercover mission to gain insight into Vietnam’s tourism sector.
She narrowly makes it into the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration and begins to navigate a journey of self-discovery as she falls in love with her tour guide Sinh.
Their adventurous romance includes their decision to hijack a tourist bus in order to experience love and life in unconventional ways.
When is ‘A Tourist’s Guide to Love’ coming out?
The planning of this romantic comedy film was first reported in April 2021 when Variety announced Cook that he will star and produce the film whose screenplay is written by Eirene Donohue based on Cook’s original idea.
Other cast members including Ly were announced to have joined in May 2022. Donohue explained how she decided to set this film about love and life completely in Vietnam since just about all American films that are set in Vietnam are about war and she thinks that it is about time to change the conversation about Vietnam from a war-torn country to a modern healthy one.
That is why the filming of the movie took place in several cities in Vietnam alone. Principal photography began in April 2022. The film is anticipated to be released on Netflix on April 27, 2023.
Cast Members of the next “Tourist’s Guide to Love:
Rachael Leigh Cook-
Portraying the female protagonist Amanda, we will see an American actress Rachel Leigh Cook starring in the next film.
Her other film credits include ‘The Baby-Sitters Club‘, ‘Carpool’, ‘The Eighteenth Angel‘, ‘All I Wanna Do’, ‘The Naked Man’, ‘The Hi-Line’, ‘She’s All That’, ‘The Bumblebee Flies Anyway’, ‘Sally’, ‘Get Carter’, ‘Antitrust’, ‘Blow Dry’, ‘Josie and the Pussycats’, ‘Tangled’, ’29 Palm’, ‘Bookies’, ‘Scorched’, ’11:14′, ‘Tempo’, ‘Stateside’, ‘My First Wedding’, ‘The Final Season’, ‘The Lodger’, ‘Red Sky’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Love, Guaranteed’, ‘Spirit Halloween: The Movie’ etc.
The television series in which Cook appeared to play are ‘True Women’, ‘Las Vegas’, ‘Robot Chicken’, ‘Psych’, ‘Titan Maximum’ ‘Perception’ etc. Cook also starred in the tv films ‘Country Justice’. , ‘Autumn in the vinery’, ‘Summer in the vinery’, ‘Frozen in Love’, ‘Valentine in the vinery’, etc.
American actor Scott Ly will portray the male lead Sinh in the upcoming film. He previously starred in minor roles in a number of television series.
American actress and singer Miss Pyle is another cast member of the film. Her other film credits include ‘Big Fish’, ‘Galaxy Quest’, ‘Bringing Down the House’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’, ‘Harold & Kumar Escape’ from Guantanamo Bay’, ‘Girl passed‘, ‘The Artist’, ‘Ma’, ‘Captain Fantastic’, etc.
Pyle also starred in the tv series ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘The Wedding Bells’, ‘Jennifer Falls’, ‘Another Period’, ‘Bordertown’, ‘Sing It!’, ‘Mom’, ‘Impulse’, ‘ Dirty John’, ‘Y: The Last Man’ etc.
Another cast member of the film is an American actor and producer Ben Feldman. His other credits include ‘When Do We Eat?’, ‘The Perfect Man‘, ‘As Above, So Below’, ‘400 Days’, ‘Between Us’, ‘Thumper’ etc.
Feldman also worked in the tv series ‘Living with Fran’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘A to Z’, ‘Silicon Valley’, ‘Superstore’, ‘Monsters at Work’ etc.
For his portrayal of Michael Ginsberg in the American period drama series ‘Mad Men’ he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012.
South African actress Nondumiso Tembe is another cast member of the upcoming film. In 2017 she played the role of Lu Sabata in the South African romantic comedy film ‘Zulu Wedding’.
She also served as a recurring cast member on the tv series ‘True Blood’ and ‘Six’ and as a regular cast member on ‘Generations’.
Andrew Barth Feldman-
American actor Andrew Barth Feldman will also appear in the film. He is also expected to star in another upcoming 2023 film which is the s*x coming of age comedy film ‘No Hard Feelings’.
Feldman served as a recurring guest cast member on the mockumentary musical drama series ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’.
Other cast members set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy film are Glynn Sweet, Alexa Povah, Jacqueline Correa, Morgan Lynee Dudley, Nsưt Lê Thiện, and Quinn Trúc Trần.