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Jo Koy's 'Easter Sunday' Trailer Teases a Chaotic Family Holiday

Watch a trailer for Joy Koy's 'Easter Sunday' ahead of its Aug. 5 release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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'Easter Sunday'

Universal Pictures

Easter Sunday, a new comedy from Jo Koy, is setting out to prove why the titular April holiday is "like the Filipino Super Bowl."

As you can see in a new trailer for the comedian's feature, which hits theaters Aug. 5, it's a time to take a father-son road trip to visit extended family — and then be grilled by extended family about what you're doing with your life.

When Koy's character tells his mother he just tested for a pilot (a TV show), she at first confuses the gig with an assumption he's training to be a real pilot, then thinks he is going to play one on TV. When he corrects her to say the role is actually a lawyer, she replies, "You could have been a lawyer if you only applied yourself." 

But it's also a time to give back to family overseas, worship in church, celebrate culture, and reconnect over a lot of laughs, a lot of food, and even more bickering. In this case, the bickering turns more violent, though, when some men show up to collect money they are owed by some of the family members. And then there is an ex (played by Tiffany Haddish), who is now a cop, who reenters the picture.

"Family is a mess," Koy's character says, to which he is told "we are counting on you to fix it."

The movie also stars Jimmy O. Yang, Tia Carrere, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Lydia Gaston, Asif Ali, Rodney To, Eugene Cordero, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Lou Diamond Phillips. It is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar from a screenplay from Ken Cheng and Kate Angelo. Producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds, Joe Meloche, Koy, Jessica Gao, Yang, Cheng, and Seth William Meier serving as executive producers. Universal Pictures is the distributor domestically, while Universal and Amblin Partners will share the distribution rights internationall.y