Actor Christopher Naoki Lee, whose credits include AMC’s The Terror and Fox’s Deputy, is set to make his feature directorial debut with the socially-minded pic Dinner Party which he co-wrote with Greek alum Daniel Weaver.
Lee also stars in the film which, as the title suggests, centers on a dinner party with a group of diverse Millennials. As they dine and converse, a verdict arrives for a controversial trial regarding sexual misconduct that has captivated the nation — a very timely topic considering the recent Weinstein verdict. As a result the dinner party turns into a moment for all the attendees to look at their own histories and determine whether the friendship that binds them can withstand their differences, especially when they realize one of their own is guilty of a past transgression.
“As an Asian-American born and raised in a diverse community near L.A., Dinner Party is a personal story that explores the unspoken views of race, gender, sex and class that lie beneath the surface of diverse friendships in America, and the repercussions that arise when they’re exposed,” said Lee.
The film also stars Kara Wang (Top Gun: Maverick, Good Trouble), Imani Hakim (Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, Everybody Hates Chris), Adam Senn (Hit the Floor), Allison Paige (The Flash), Charles Hittinger (Pretty Little Liars), and Kausar Mohammed (What Men Want, Silicon Valley).
Lee is repped by Abrams Artist Agency and The ESI Network. Weaver is repped by Commercial Talent.