Collin Chou to star in Netflix film The Half of It

Comment(s) Anthony Bregman and M Blair Breard are also producing with executive producers Erica Matlin and Greg Zuk. Advertising

Ellie was a highly educated engineer whose promising career was compromised by Edwin’s poor English speaking skills when he moved to the US. Chou will play Edwin Chiu, a struggling immigrant father to Leah Lewis’ Ellie. Advertising

The Netflix film will be directed by Alice Wu, reported Deadline. He takes up the job as a station manager of the local train depot to provide for his daughter, but poor pay hinders his ability to move up the ladder. The project, which is a follow-up to Wu’s 2004 film Saving Face, revolves around the struggles of an immigrant family against the backdrop of an American-esque teenage angst romantic comedy. Wu is the writer and co-producer on the film.