Bloom Li (Into The Dark) has scored the title role of Chang in the Disney+ original movie Chang Can Dunk. The announcement comes as production on the basketball film began earlier this week.
Chang Can Dunk follows 16-year-old Chang, a constantly marginalized, not-popular high school kid, and wannabe basketball player, becomes obsessed with the idea of learning to dunk, all in an effort to best the school’s basketball star, Matt, and, hopefully, win the adoration of the very pretty Kristy.
Jingyi Shao (Toe Nail) wrote the feature and is directing. Rishi Rajani, Brad Weston, Negin Salmasi will produce the movie which is intended for Disney+. Production on the film is taking place in Connecticut under the working title Buckets, and is expected to wrap later this year.
Bloom Li has had a recurring role on Awesomeness TV’s My Dead Ex and appearances on CBS’ S.W.A.T. and Hulu’s Into The Dark. Numerous short films that Bloom appeared in went on to play at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and South by Southwest. Li is also a gifted basketball player himself, making him perfect for the lead role.
Deadline was first to report on Li’s casting.