I have to say, this sounds pretty adorable: Jesse Metcalfe is set to star in a cross-cultural romantic comedy titled The Other End of the Line. The movie follows "an Indian call-center operative who travels to San Francisco to be with a man she has only met over the phone." No word yet on Metcalfe's leading lady.
Producer Ashok Amritraj and his company Hyde Park Entertainment have greenlit the project with high hopes for Hollywood-Asian relations:
"This project was an organic opportunity for my mandate of identifying new and innovative ways to continually bridge the U.S. with the Asian continent and its multiple film markets," Amritraj said. "This high-concept unique story offered Hyde Park a great entertainment platform to increase Hyde Park's foot-print in Asia."
I like Metcalfe okay, but moreover I'm digging the idea of a romantic comedy that's not entirely vanilla with a dash of non-white-best-friends. There are plenty of those in the world — let's get some flavor out there.