'Hangover II' Co-Star Jamie Chung to Topline Indie Drama 'Eden' (Exclusive)
Jamie Chung, who appears as Ed Helms' fiancée in The Hangover Part II, has signed on to star in Eden, a gritty indie being directed by Megan Griffiths, who helmed Sundance flick The Off Hours.
Additionally, Scoot McNairy, who recently wrapped Cogan’s Trade with Brad Pitt, is in negotiations to star opposite Chung in the two-hander.
Eden, based on a true story, centers on a young Korean-American girl who is abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers. Throughout the two years she is held, she ensures her own survival by carving out power and influence within the very organization that has imprisoned her.
Richard B. Phillips and Megan Griffiths wrote the script based on a story by Phillips and Chong Kim.
Colin Harper Plank and Jacob Mosler are producing via Plank's Centripetal Films, which secured independent financing. A shoot in Seattle and eastern Washington in August is being planned.
Chung is currently shooting Knife Fight opposite Rob Lowe. She has Columbia’s Premium Rush, a thiller in which he appears opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon, in the can, as well as Man with the Iron First. She is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts, and attorney Todd Rubenstein.
McNairy, repped by ICM and Group Management, worked with Griffiths in Off Hours. His career has been heating up since he toplined the sci-fi indie flick Monsters, which was a jumping point for nabbing a role in Cogan’sTrade. That project reunites Pitt and his Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik.