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Ellie Bamber & Justin Chon Head To ‘Taipei’

Deadline logo Deadline 12/2/2016 Diana Lodderhose
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Ellie Bamber and Justin Chon have joined the cast of Jason Lester’s romance Taipei, based on the novel by Tao Lin.

The film, which has begun shooting, follows the unexpected, fast-blooming romance between Brooklyn writers Erin (Bamber) and Paul (Chon). It tracks the pair through a spontaneous wedding, drug binges, all-night urban revels and to Taiwan, the country of Paul’s birth, where the couple will confront their individual alienation.

Jason Lester wrote and is directing the film while Mark L. Lester and Jesy Odio produce. Jeff Sackman and Berry Meyerowitz exec produce.

Bamber has starred in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies and recently was cast in Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker And The Four Realms. Chon has had roles in the Twilight series and 21 & Over. He recently directed and starred in Gook, a dramedy about two Korean-American brothers who have to defend their family’s shoe store while ultimately contemplating their future, which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Taipei is about love, alienation, loneliness, drugs, writing, technology – how we can exist and connect amidst all of the cultural detritus of the Internet age,” said Lester.

Bamber is repped by UTA. Chon is repped by APA.

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