Search The Line of Best Fit
Search The Line of Best Fit
Japanese Breakfast 2021 01 Be Sweet image please credit Peter Ash Lee

Film adaptation of Japanese Breakfast's Crying in H Mart book to be directed by The White Lotus' Will Sharpe

20 March 2023, 16:31 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner has confirmed that the film adaptation of her Crying in H Mart book will be directed by Will Sharpe (The White Lotus, Flowers).

After confirming in June 2021 that her Crying in H Mart memoir is being adapted into a feature film, Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner has revealed that Will Sharpe, who plays Ethan Spiller in The White Lotus, is on board to direct.

Speaking about the book, which spent 60 weeks on The New York Times' best-sellers list, Sharpe told PEOPLE, "There were lots of things that resonated with me as somebody who is half-Japanese, half-British, spent my childhood in Tokyo. Some of the descriptions of being jet-lagged in your family's kitchen felt very familiar to me."

Zauner said that Sharpe's "sensitivity as a director and an actor, his ability to find humour and grace within the tragedy of the everyday, and his own personal experience, having grown up between two cultures, make[s] him the perfect director for this film."

Crying in H Mart started off as a 2018 essay in The New Yorker.

Share article

Get the Best Fit take on the week in music direct to your inbox every Friday

Read next