Quiz Lady
Release poster
Directed byJessica Yu
Written byJen D'Angelo
Produced by
Music byNick Urata
Distributed byHulu
Release dates
  • September 2023 (2023-09) (TIFF)[1]
  • November 3, 2023 (2023-11-03)
Running time
99 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$23.8 million[3]

Quiz Lady is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Jessica Yu and written by Jen D'Angelo. The film stars Sandra Oh and Awkwafina alongside Jason Schwartzman, Tony Hale, Holland Taylor, and Will Ferrell, who is also producing with Jessica Elbaum. It is set to premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023, followed by a wide release by 20th Century Studios as a Hulu original film on November 3, 2023.


Anne, a tightly wound, game show-obsessed woman, must come together with her chaotic sister Jenny in order to help pay off their mother's gambling debts. When Anne's beloved dog is kidnapped, they will have to set off on a cross-country journey in order to get the money they need. In order to do so, they will have to tap into Anne's skill set by turning her into the game show champion she was always meant to be.



In October 2020, it was announced that an untitled comedy film was in development at Netflix, with Jen D'Angelo writing the screenplay, and Sandra Oh and Awkwafina starring.[4] In December 2021, Netflix reportedly left the film, and the rights were acquired by 20th Century Studios. Jessica Yu was also set to direct.[5] Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum will produce the film under their Gloria Sanchez Productions banner with Artists First as Alex Brown will serve as an executive producer. Sarah Shepard will oversee the film for 20th Century.

Filming began by June 7, 2022, in Los Angeles, with production expected to last until July 22, 2022. Production would also occur in New Orleans. By the beginning of production, Holland Taylor, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Hale, and Ferrell were revealed to star in the film.[6]


In June 2022, the film was reported to be scheduled for release by 20th Century Studios as a Hulu original film in the United States.[6][7] In July 2023, the film's title was revealed to be Quiz Lady, with a release date of November 3, 2023.[8] Prior to its wide release, the film is scheduled for a September 2023 premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.[1]


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  2. ^ "Quiz Lady". TIFF. Retrieved August 10, 2023.
  3. ^ "Fastlane NextGen: Initial Certification Search" (Type "Untitled Sisters Project" in the search box). Louisiana Economic Development. June 8, 2022. Retrieved August 10, 2023.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 29, 2020). "Sandra Oh, Awkwafina Team For Netflix Sister Comedy Movie; Jessica Elbaum & Will Ferrell Producing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 15, 2021). "20th Century Lands Untitled Comedy Starring Awkwafina And Sandra Oh". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 9, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Remley, Hilary (June 7, 2022). "Awkwafina and Sandra Oh's Estranged Sisters Movie Begins Production". Collider. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  7. ^ Gelman, Vlada (June 7, 2022). "TVLine Items: Girls Vet Joins Bomer Series, Tony Awards Talent and More". TVLine. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  8. ^ Wang, Jessica (July 13, 2023). "Awkwafina, Sandra Oh are estranged sisters in 'Quiz Lady' first look". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 13, 2023.