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“Crying in H Mart” gets the movie treatment

“Crying in H Mart” written by musician Michelle Zauner will be adapted to a movie over at MGM’s Orion Pictures, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Zauner herself will write the screenplay for the movie which will be produced by Stacey Sher and Jason Kim.

The book is a memoir of Zauner’s life and how she reckoned with her identity of being half white/half Korean. The book encompasses Zauner’s life as one of the few Asian kids in Oregon, to her career as a musician, and the diagnosis of her Korean mother’s terminal cancer which made Zauner confront her identity.

“It is a surreal thrill to have the opportunity to memorialize my mother in film, and I consider it of the highest honor to pursue that task alongside creative luminaries such as Stacey Sher, Jason Kim and Orion Pictures,” Zauner said.

Michelle Zauner is best known by her musician name “Japanese Breakfast.” She will also provide the soundtrack for the movie.

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