Entertainment08 March 2022
Filming for A Tourist’s Guide to Love is scheduled to start next month, making it the first international production to film in Vietnam since the global pandemic, thanks to the tremendous support of Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The international cast includes producer and star Rachael Leigh Cook, Vietnamese-American actor Scott Ly, popular local star Truc Tran and Meritorious Artist Le Thien. With Vietnam’s rich culture and breathtaking sites taking centerstage, the production will also involve over 200 local crew members and vendors including those in the production, domestic travel and retail industries.
Written by Vietnamese-American Eirene Donohue and inspired by her travels to explore her roots, the story follows a travel executive who experiences an unexpected break up, and decides to accept an assignment to go undercover and learn about the tourist industry in Vietnam. Along the way, she finds adventure and romance with her Vietnamese expat tour guide when they decide to hijack the tour bus in order to explore life and love off the beaten path.
Helmed by director Steven Tsuchida, the film takes the very best of Vietnam and in producer and star Rachael Leigh Cook’s words, “presents a compelling love letter to Vietnam in all its glory, with heart and humor.”
A Tourist's Guide to Love will be filmed in five iconic destinations in Vietnam, showcasing the country’s beautiful locales to global audiences, who will be treated to the charming spectacles of vibrant life in Ho Chi Minh City, the natural scenery of Da Nang, the laid-back ancient ambience of Hoi An, majestic landscapes in Ha Giang, and the unique beauty of Hanoi, where past meets present.
Title: A Tourist’s Guide to Love
Writer: Eirene Donohue
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook (Love, Guaranteed, He’s All That), Scott Ly (Animal Kingdom, Criminal Minds), Truc Tran (Cha Cha Cha Village, Dead End), Le Thien (Goodbye Mother, The Diary of Fireflies)
Director: Steven Tsuchida (Resort to Love, Dear White People, On My Block)
Producers: Rachael Leigh Cook, Jim Head for Head First Productions
Executive Producer: Joel S. Rice and Lydia Storie for Muse Entertainment
Co-Producer: Galen Fletcher for Radius Squared Media Group
Line Producer: Irene Trinh for CreaTV
Vietnamese Consulting Producer: Dustin Nguyen
Distributed by: Netflix