Disney Studios Basketball Pic ‘Chang Can Dunk’ Scores Lead In Bloom Li

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EXCLUSIVE: Bloom Li has landed the lead role in Disney Studios’ high school basketball feature Chang Can Dunk, which Jingyi Shao will direct and write.

In Chang Can Dunk, a 16-year old, constantly marginalized, not-popular high school kid and wannabe basketball player becomes obsessed with the idea of learning to dunk, all in an effort to best the school’s basketball star, Matt — and hopefully win the adoration of the very pretty Kristy.

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Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani are producing through their Hillman Grad Productions. Brad Weston and Negin Salmasi are also producing the movie, which is intended for Disney+.

Li has had a recurring role on Awesomeness TV’s My Dead Ex and appearances on CBS’ S.W.A.T. and Hulu’s Into the Dark. Some of the numerous short films in which Bloom appeared went on to play at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest and South by Southwest.

Li is repped by Smith & Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency & Luber/Roklin Entertainment.

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