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Jo Koy to make movie with Steven Spielberg

By Manila Times — 17.06.2020

Filipino-American stand-up comic Joseph Glenn Herbert, known professionally as Jo Koy, revealed Tuesday he is set to work with legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg in a movie based on his real life experiences.

Two production companies — Spielberg’s own Amblin Partners and Dan Lin’s Rideback — have teamed up to roll out the comedy movie.

“I signed a deal with Steven Spielberg’s company. [He] watched my last special ‘Comin’ In Hot ‘and then he gave me a deal for a movie, so get ready for that. We’re writing the script now,” Jo Koy, whose jokes are mostly focused on how to raise a millennial and the intricacies of Filipino traditions, disclosed in a Zoom interview with The Manila Times Entertainment.

Just like in his newest special with Netflix which premiered Friday, Jo Koy will feature more Filipino talents in his upcoming movie with Steven Spielberg. PHOTO FROM NETFLIX

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