After releasing her new album Jubilee last week, Michelle Zauner (a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast) has announced that her bestselling memoir Crying In H Mart is being adapted into a film by MGM’s Orion Pictures.
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The book, which debuted at Number 2 on the New York Times Non-Fiction bestseller list, sees Zauner talking about her life as an independent rock artist through the lens of her struggles with identity as a half-Korean, half-white woman.
Crying In H Mart also tackles her mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis, and all of this will be brought to life on screen with Zauner adapting the film herself and providing its soundtrack. Stacey Sher and Jason Kim will also be producing the flick.
“It is a surreal thrill to have the opportunity to memorialize my mother in film,” Zauner explains, “and I consider it of the highest honor to pursue that task alongside creative luminaries such as Stacey Sher, Jason Kim and Orion Pictures.”