07:00 - 19th May 2012, by David West

Catch The Trailer For The Cross Cultural Comedy Shanghai Calling

Imagine a steady stream of immigrants, traveling across a vast ocean to a foreign country, searching for new jobs and better lives. But the immigrants are Americans, and the country they are moving China.

Shanghai Calling is a new romantic comedy about modern-day American immigrants in an unfamiliar land. When an ambitious New York attorney is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career.

But with help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist, and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance, and learn to appreciate the many wonders Shanghai has to offer.

Shanghai Calling is the debut feature from writer/director Daniel Hsia. The movie is a Chinese-American co-production with a cast that includes Geng Le, Bill Paxton, Eliza Coupe who has appeared in the US TV show Scrubs, and MTV China host Zhu Zhu.

Taking the lead is Daniel Henney who was in X-men Origins: Wolverine as Sam, the Asian-American attorney who is posted to Shanghai, where he finds himself unable to speak the language and baffled by the locals.

The film is currently making the rounds of the festival circuit and it was chosen as the opening night screening of the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Shanghai Calling has yet to pick up an official distributor but you can keep up with the latest news on the movie on the film's Facebook page.

Judging by the trailer, it looks great fun. Check it out for yourself below:

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