Keke Palmer Joins Aziz Ansari Movie ‘Good Fortune’ As Production Resumes

Seven months after Aziz Ansari’s feature directorial debut Good Fortune shut down indefinitely amid the writers strike, the film is back on track. Ansari has added Keke Palmer to cast, which also includes Ansari, Keanu Reeves, and Seth Rogen.

Ansari also wrote Good Fortune, which is being backed by Lionsgate. Anthony Katagas (Armageddon Time, Amsterdam), Alan Yang (Loot, Master of None) and Ansari will produce. Brady Fujikawa and Jon Humphrey will oversee for the studio.

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Ansari said of the casting, “Keke is a delight to work with. I’m so happy she’s a part of our cast and even more excited to provide a quote for this press release announcing her casting.”

The movie restarted production after filming was indefinitely suspended in May due to the WGA and later the SAG work stoppages. Picketers interrupted filming on May 16 and May 17 while it attempted to shoot in Los Angeles’ Koreatown.

Palmer was last in theaters with Jordan Peele’s Nope and will be see in the Jennifer Lopez Amazon movie This is Me… Now. She is repped by 3 Arts and Hertz Lichtenstein.

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