The official trailer for Disney+’s new sports comedy-drama film Chang Can Dunk has been released, featuring an Asian-American teenage student who dreams of becoming more than he has through the sport of basketball. The film is slated to debut on March 10.
The Chang Can Dunk trailer introduces Chang challenging his school’s star basketball player to a dunk contest after being humiliated. To prepare himself for the challenge, he enlists a unique coach who will help him improve his skills.
“Tells about Chang, a 16-year-old Asian-American high school student who is a member of a marching band, who bets with his school’s basketball star that he can dunk on the way home from school,” reads the synopsis. “The bet led 5’8″ Chang on a quest to find the jump he needed to dunk to impress his crush, Kristy, and ultimately earn the attention and respect of his schoolmates. But before he can pick himself up and actually dunk, he has to re-examine everything he knows about himself, his friendships and his family.”
“This film is my love letter to basketball and is about how it helped me to better understand family, friendships, and the Asian American/immigrant experience, about growing up and being responsible even when the odds get in my way, and about learning to believe in myself. yourself and break through not only the obstacles set up by others but more importantly, the barriers set up by yourself,” said director Jingyi Shao in a statement.
Chang Can Dunk is written and directed by Jingyi Shao in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Bloom Li, Dexter Darden, Ben Wang, Zoe Renee, Chase Liefeld, and Mardy Ma. The film is being produced by Rishi Rajani, Lena Waithe and Brad Weston, with Pamela Thur serving as executive producer.