“Definition Please” writer/director/actress Sujata Day is set to write the latest installment of the long-running “American Pie” franchise. This new addition to the series of raunchy sex comedies is based on Day’s original pitch and has been described as a “fresh take.” Though this early on plot details are still under wraps.
Universal’s “American Pie” films started out in 1999 with the first one being written by Adam Herz and Paul Weitz directing. It was a huge hit grossing more than $235 million worldwide and spawned 3 direct sequels. These movies originally starred Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alyson Hannigan, and Chris Klein. But they have since branched off into 5 more ‘American Pie Presents’ spinoffs. Bringing the entire series to 9 installments with Day’s film slated to be the 10th.
While Day has been acting for quite some time she started to gain attention of her recurring characters on the web series “The Guild” and Issa Rae’s “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” But she is proably best known for her role on the HBO series “Insecure.”
Day’s feature-length directorial debut came with 2020’s “Definition Please” which she also wrote and starred in. The movie tells the story of a former spelling bee champion trying to reconnect with their estranged family. It was a hit with audiences and critics an garnered several awards. Like the grand jury award for best narrative feature at the San Francisco CAAM Fest, best feature at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, outstanding directorial debut at the South Asian Film Festival of America, and best narrative feature at the Next Generation Indie Film Awards. It also nabbed a special jury award for Fresh Narrative Voice at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
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