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5.27.2009

kelly kapowski... asian american film director?

I heard about this news several months back, but it sort of got buried in my mailbox... Nevertheless, it's definitely intriguing. According to the website of tit 4 tat Productions, Tiffani Thiessen's production company, the former Saved By the Bell actress will make her full-length directorial debut with Hung, based on an original screenplay by Derek Nguyen:
The coming-of-age 80s teen comedy centers on seventeen year old, Hung Tran, who attends Anaheim High in Orange County. An outcast in every social circle, Hung desperately wants to be cool and to belong. Before the school year is over, he'll expose his name sake, share an unexpected first kiss and realize you"re sometimes better off without the girl. He'll also learn that life can change for the better -- if given time.
Yes, that Tiffani (Amber) Thiessen, who played Kelly Kapowski, the babe of Bayside High. And bad girl Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills 90210. She'll direct as well as produce, along with partner Dean Johnson and Anne Clements.

As of January, casting was underway, and the film was slated film in Los Angeles. I don't have much more information than that, except for this site that lists the cast as Claire Holt, Mason Lee, and "Long Duk Dong." WTF? Can any good come of this? Admit it -- you're extremely curious too.