Easter Sunday: Release Date, Cast, And More

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Comedian, frequent panelist on "Chelsea Lately," and one time Jabbawockeez dancer (no, seriously), Jo Koy is making his starring role debut with the upcoming comedy, "Easter Sunday." The film is said to be loosely based on Koy's life, and anyone familiar with his stand-up knows that's a guarantee for some larger than life characters, and a lot of great laughs. His recent Netflix special "In His Elements" was a hilarious celebration of his Filipino roots, so it's more than likely this new movie will follow suit. 

Until the film's release, here's everything you need to know about "Easter Sunday" and more.

Easter Sunday Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"Easter Sunday" is due for a theatrical release on April 1, 2022, a little more than two weeks before the actual Easter Sunday holiday. Thanks to the multi-year licensing deal that begins in 2022, "Easter Sunday" will also air on Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix, as well as Showtime's multiplex linear channels and streaming service.

What is Easter Sunday About

According to the official Amblin website for the film, "stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy ('Jo Koy: In His Elements,' 'Jo Koy: Comin' in Hot') stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family, in this love letter to his Filipino-American Community."

Amblin also suggested titles like "Meet the Parents," "I Love You, Man," and "Office Christmas Party" as similar films in terms of tone for "Easter Sunday." Koy is known for telling stories about his family in his stand-up specials (particularly about his mother) so this feels like a perfect transition to the big screen for his brand of comedy.

Easter Sunday Director, Crew, And More

"Easter Sunday" is produced by Rideback's Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich ("The Lego Movie") and is executive produced by Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng, Joe Meloche, Nick Reynolds and Seth William Meier. The film comes to us from DreamWorks in partnership with Universal Pictures and Amblin Partners. Jay Chandrasekhar of "Super Troopers," "Club Dread," and "The Dukes of Hazzard" is set to direct the script from comedian and YouTuber Ken Cheng.

Easter Sunday Cast

Amblin really went above and beyond with the casting for this picture, filling the cast with plenty of funny people and some of the most well-known Filipino actors working today. Jo Koy stars as himself, Tia Carrere (pictured above in "Wayne's World") plays Tia Theresa, Brandon Wardell plays Junior, Eva Noblezada plays Ruth, and Asif Ali plays Tony Daytona. Eugene Cordero appears as himself, as does Lou Diamond Phillips. Lydia Gaston, Jimmy O. Yang, Rodney To, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Tiffany Haddish have also been cast in not-yet-named roles.