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Filmmaker acquires rights to 'Chinglish'
Filmmaker Justin Lin acquires rights to David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish'
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' Plans are in the works to bring David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" to a movie screen.

The filmmaker Justin Lin, who has directed several of the "Fast and Furious" movies, announced Tuesday that he has acquired film rights to Hwang's play about an East-meets-West collision.

"Chinglish" tells the story of a businessman from Ohio who goes to China to expand his business but struggles to be understood and falls in love with a Chinese woman.

Hwang, who won a Tony Award as writer of "M. Butterfly," will write the "Chinglish" screenplay and is set to co-produce the film with Bobbi Thompson. Lin, who also has directed the film "Better Luck Tomorrow," will direct and co-produce.

The play opened in October and played 109 total performances.

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