Justin Lin gets back to his roots with “Finishing the Game”

Thursday, May 24, 2007

After directing big budget flicks like Annapolis and Fast and Furious 3 after his breakthrough film Better Luck Tomorrow, Justin Lin is back to the indie circuit with a new film called Finishing the Game, a comedy about the search for the next Bruce Lee and the stereotypes of Asian-American males in Hollywood.

The film has James Franco, Dustin Nguyen, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Meredith Scott Lynn and MC Hammer (what up!).

Lin says he wanted to take a risk and "make a movie that's outside the norm to studios" and has called it his "passion project", and now word is that IFC wants to distribute it and collaborate with him on future projects.

Here's to a long career to this innovative and groundbreaking Asian-American filmmaker.

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