Japanese Breakfasts Michelle Zauner

Japanese Breakfast, November 2022 (Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Japanese Breakfast Wants You to Play Her in New Crying in H Mart Movie

Michelle Zauner has opened a casting call for the lead role in the feature film based on her memoir

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner has announced an open casting call for the lead role of yes, Michelle Zauner herself in the big-screen adaptation of her 2021 memoir, Crying in H Mart. With a caption of “Who will play Ms Breakfast?,” she posted a call on Instagram for a Korean American between the ages of 18 and 25 for the role. See more details on Instagram.

Will Sharpe, who starred in the second season of The White Lotus and directed Nick Cave in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, is slated to direct Crying in H Mart. Its casting director is Stranger Things’ Carmen Cuba; no other casting or production details have yet been revealed. The book, which expanded on a 2018 essay Zauner wrote for The New Yorker, debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times’ Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller list upon its publication. Last year, Zauner made Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people.

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