Japanese Breakfast's 'Crying in H Mart' Is Now Becoming a Movie

The rights to Michelle Zauner memoir have been acquired by MGM's Orion Pictures

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BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jun 7, 2021

Japanese Breakfast mastermind Michelle Zauner recently gave us her much-praised Crying in H Mart, and now her memoir is being turned into its very own feature film.

Today news has broke that MGM's Orion Pictures has acquired the rights to adapt the book, which was expanded from Zauner's 2018 New Yorker essay.

The film will be produced by Stacey Sher and Jason Kim, with Japanese Breakfast providing the film's soundtrack.

"It is a surreal thrill to have the opportunity to memorialize my mother in film, and I consider it of the highest honour to pursue that task alongside creative luminaries such as Stacey Sher, Jason Kim and Orion Pictures," Zauner said in a statement.

At this point, little else has been revealed about the Crying in H Mart film, but stay tuned for further details as they become available.

Just the other day, Japanese Breakfast released Jubilee, the third album by the project.

Read Exclaim!'s recent interview with Zauner about both Crying in H Mart and Jubilee.

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