New Line has set Jeff Chan as director of New Line’s forthcoming Asian-centered romantic comedy Singles Day together with his Plus One filmmaking associate Andrew Rhymer as producer alongside Chris Bender and Jake Weiner, Deadline has confirmed.

Deadline solely reported the information that New Line acquired Lillian Yu’s spec script for Singles Day. Chan and Rhymer are writing the present draft based mostly Yu’s spec. The story facilities on a broadly noticed Chinese language vacation thought-about the anti-Valentine’s Day that celebrates being unattached. That includes an ensemble forged predominantly of Asian descent, Singles Day weaves buddies, romantic companions and relations by way of an interconnected story that explores the notion that being single doesn’t essentially imply being alone.

Chan and Rhymer directed, wrote and produced the aforementioned romantic comedy Plus One starring Maya Erskine with Jack Quaid. The 2 have been additionally nominated for WGA Awards for his or her work on the Hulu coming-of-age sequence PEN15 which additionally stars Erskine.

Chan and Rhymer are repped by Verve Expertise and Literary Company, Nameless Content material and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.