Oregon Native Michelle Zauner’s “Crying in H Mart” to Become Feature Film

For many artists, Michelle Zauner’s last two months would be a successful career. The Eugene-born memorialist and singer-songwriter published a memoir at the raves in April, viewed on the music of HBO’s murder mystery hit “Easttown mare“And on Friday released a new album,” Jubilee, “with his indie rock band Japanese Breakfast, featuring three self-made videos and a song from the summer contestant in”be nice. “

But Zauner has not finished pushing his chips again. On Monday, MGM’s subsidiary Orion Pictures announced that it had acquired the rights to Zauner’s blockbuster memoir, “Crying in H Mart”, for a feature film. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Zauner will adapt the book, which details her struggles with grief and her attempts to strengthen her Korean-American identity through food after her mother Chongmi died in 2014 from cancer. Japanese Breakfast will provide the soundtrack for the film.

No director has been attached, but at this point – especially after friend and fellow musician Marisa “Missy” Dabice told The Ringer, “I think we’re going to see a feature film directed by Michelle Zauner sooner than that. we don’t think so “, in a story last week – Would anyone be shocked if Zauner ended up directing the film herself?

– Michael Russell, [email protected], @tdmrussell

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