Author & musician Michelle Zauner will adapt her book for the screen as well as provide the movie soundtrack.
Crying in H Mart -- the beloved New Yorker essay-turned-New York Times bestseller -- is now set for a feature film adaption.
In a competitive situation, MGM label Orion Pictures has picked up the rights to Michelle Zauner’s memoir with Stacey Sher and Jason Kim onboard to produce. The author is also known for her indie pop music released under the name Japanese Breakfast, recently releasing the album Jubilee on June 4. Japanese Breakfast will provide the soundtrack for the feature film.
Zauner will adapt her book, which tracks her years growing up as one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Oregon and the months spent at her grandmother’s apartment in Seoul, as well as her career in the East Coast indie music scene and meeting her husband. At the center of her story is Zauner’s relationship with her mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, at which point Zauner reckons with her identity both as a daughter and a Korean American.