Wu will co-finance and acquire Chinese distribution rights through his Content Media Group.
“Wife Finding” is to be directed by Chinese-American Quentin Lee (“The People I’ve Slept With,” “White Frog”) and will shoot from April in Vietnam and the U.S.
The picture, being pitched as being in the vein of “”The Hangover” or “The Interview,” sees three over-the hill single men caught in a mail-order-bride scam and end up with an adventure in Vietnam. The screenplay is by Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Jeffrey Tipton.
Dustin Nguyen, star and director of Lionsgate’s “Once Upon A time In Vietnam” will star and co-produce through his Dreamscape DBS company.
“I’m excited to work with a stellar cross-cultural filmmaking team. And more importantly this is the first China-Vietnam-U.S. co-production of its kind,” said Wu, who also heads the Sun Seven Stars Entertainment and Media Group.
Nguyen is the biggest name star in Vietnam. He produced the 2010 Vietnam romantic comedy hit “Fool for Love,” and co-wrote and starred in 2007 hit “The Rebel.” His latest two in front of camera efforts are both set to release next month. Vietnamese comedy “Jackpot” will release Vietnam in time for Lunar New Year. Nguyen also co-stars with rapper and actor RZA in Universal’s “Man With The Iron Fists 2: Sting of the Scorpion,” due out in February.