Dream team Mindy Kaling and Priyanka Chopra are officially making a movie together—and it’s safe to say that fans are already getting hyped for it. Deadline announced that the as-yet-untitled comedy will take place in both America and India and “revolves around a big wedding in India and the ensuing culture clashes.” And the two aren’t only doing the behind-the-scenes producing, either—they’re reportedly both starring in it as well.
As Deadline reported on Friday morning, it was being called “Crazy Rich Asians meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding” as rights to it were being auctioned off. (Apparently more than a few big studios were trying to get in on it, too: Legendary, Sony, Netflix and Amazon Studios were all contenders, with Universal coming out the victor in the bid.)
Even more excitingly, Kaling and Dan Goor (co-creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will be writing the script—and Kaling might even direct the movie.
Both Kaling and Chopra expressed their excitement about working together on their social media channels. “PROUD,” Chopra captioned a photo of the herself, Kaling, and Goor on Instagram. “My dream team is making a movie. Can’t wait for this one!🙌🏾💃🏾🌟🕺🏾💜🎬 @priyankachopra #DanGoor @universalpictures,” Kaling wrote.
The actresses shared the good news on Twitter as well, where Chopra added, “Two women with a passion for telling good stories, just got the green light to THEIR story THEIR way. So proud of this incredible partnership with @mindykaling and @djgoor! We are about to show you what it means to be modern, global, and Indian. See you at the cinema!”
Fans were obviously excited to hear that Chopra and Kaling are pairing up—not only is it important for representation, but as Chopra mentioned, it’s a project that they get to do their way.
Lilly Singh, who will soon be the first South Asian woman to host a network late night show, simply wrote “DAMNNNNN ❤️❤️❤️.” Another fan tweeted, “I’m so grateful that you have single handedly brought so many Desi people to our screens in the last ten years or so! Even though I don’t know you, it makes me so happy to see your success, I feel like a didi💕.”