Paramount+ Releases Trailer For New Original Film Love In Taipei

Ashley Liao, Ross Butler, and Nico Hiraga star in YA Romance Set to Premiere Exclusively on Paramount+ on August 10
Posted on Jul 27, 2023 | 01:20am
Get ready for the best summer ever! Love In Taipei, based on the New York Times’ best-selling novel Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen, is set to premiere exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada on Thursday, August 10, followed by the UK and Australia on Friday, August 11 and Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France on August 25. Ahead of the big premiere, YA fans can view the trailer for the new original film right here, right now.

In the novel and upcoming film, 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 stars Ashley Liao (Fresh Off The Boat, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) as Ever Wong, whose summer takes an unexpected turn. Ever is surprised to discover that she wasn’t signed up for homework and history lessons, but instead for a summer-long free-for-all the locals and other students call "Loveboat." 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. 

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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. Loveboat, Taipei author Abigail Hing Wen serves as Executive Producer, with the 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.

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

Premiere dates for South Korea and additional territories will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more about Love In Taipei, coming soon to Paramount+.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.