added: Tue, Feb 12th '13
Check out this charming trailer for the fish-out-of-water indie comedy "Shanghai Calling," opening this Friday in New York and Los Angeles. Here, Daniel Henney (from X-Men Origins: Wolverine) stars as a promotion-hungry New York attorney who's suddenly assigned by his firm to work in Shanghai, despite not knowing any of the Chinese culture, including the language. Faced with a major license disagreement with a tech company he's representing, Henney receives some much-needed help from a couple of unlikely sources: a good-natured relocation specialist (Eliza Coupe, from TVs Happy Endings), a free-wheeling American expat (Bill Paxton), a sympathetic legal assistant (Zhu Zhu, from The Man with the Iron Fists) and an investigation whiz, who goes by the name of "Awesome Wang" (played by Chinese star Geng Le).
Marking the feature debut of writer-director Daniel Hsia (whose credits include writing on the TV comedies, Psych and Andy Barker, P.I.), "Shanghai Calling" is currently available on iTunes and VOD, starting today on February 12th.
Imagine a steady stream of immigrants, traveling across a vast ocean to a foreign country, searching for new jobs and better lives. But the immigrants are Americans, and the country they are moving to ... is China. SHANGHAI CALLING is a romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land. When an ambitious New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career. But with help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer.
directed by Daniel Hsia
starring Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton, Geng Le, Zhu Zhu, Alan Ruck
release date February 15, 2013 (NY, LA), February 12, 2013 (iTunes / VOD)