October 4, 2023

Ashley Liao as Ever Wong and Nico Hiraga as Xavier Yeh in Love in Taipei, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo credit: Dragon 5/Paramount+ © 2022 Lions Gate Films, Inc. and Vicarious Entertainment, LLC d/b/a Ace Entertainment. All rights reserved.

Love In Taipei is Based on the New York Times’ Best-Selling Novel Loveboat. Watch the trailer ahead of the Friday, August 11th premiere on Paramount+.

Paramount+ has today released the official trailer for the all-new YA film LOVE IN TAIPEI. It is based on the New York Times’ best-selling novel Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen. In the novel, a young American woman is sent by her parents to a cultural immersion program in Taipei. Inspired by an actual program attended by thousands of Chinese and Taiwanese diaspora youth. Where she begins a new journey of self-discovery and romance.

LOVE IN TAIPEI will premiere Thursday, August 10 exclusively on the service in the U.S. and Canada. On August 11 in the UK and Australia. And on August 25 in Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. The premiere date for South Korea and additional territories will be announced at a later date.



LOVE IN TAIPEI stars Ashley Liao (Physical, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) as Ever Wong, whose summer takes an unexpected turn when her parents surprise her with a trip to Taipei for a cultural immersion program. When Ever discovered she had mistakenly enrolled in “Loveboat” instead of her planned homework and history classes for the summer, she found herself participating in an unstructured program that involved interacting with other students and locals. It quickly lives up to its name when Ever finds herself trying not to fall for two attractive but wildly different boys who are vying for her attention, while at the same time finding the courage to defy her parents’ high expectations and pursue her true passion: dancing.


In addition to Ashley Liao, LOVE IN TAIPEI also stars Ross Butler (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, To All The Boys franchise) as Rick Woo, a prominent sports and scholastic prodigy; Nico Hiraga (Booksmart, Moxie) as Xavier Yeh, a free-spirited artist and heir to an international tech empire; Chelsea Zhang (Daybreak, Titans) as Ever’s friend Sophie, whom she meets at Loveboat; and Cindy Cheung (The Sinner, 13 Reasons Why) as Ever’s Aunt Shu.


LOVE IN TAIPEI is directed by Arvin Chen (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?) and produced by Matt Kaplan for Ace Entertainment. The film, shot on location in Taipei, is based on the bestselling book Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen, who also serves as executive producer, and screenplay by Charlie Oh and Mackenzie Dohr. Christopher Foss, Matthew Janzen, Max Siemers, Aubrey Bendix, Cheng-Chung Chang, and Ross Butler also serve as executive producers.

Ace Entertainment purchased the rights to the novel and financed the film’s production in collaboration with 1 Productions Film. Lionsgate handled the global sale of the film to Paramount+, and distribution will be handled by Paramount Global Content Distribution. Additional territories will be announced in the future.

HarperCollins published the book series, which continues the journey with Loveboat Reunion and the upcoming Loveboat Forever.

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LOVE IN TAIPEI Will Premiere Exclusively on Paramount+ UK on Friday, August 11

Are you a fan of the novel? Will you be watching the film adaptation? Do you think it will do the book and its contents justice? Drop down to the comments section to let us know. It’ll be great to hear from you.

Source: Paramount+ UK





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