Jon M. Chu Developing Second Thai Cave Rescue Film In An Effort To Avoid Whitewashing

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The story of the successful rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in a flooded underground cave is hot commodity in Hollywood, but Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is determined to bring authenticity and respect to the story. Chu is attached to direct a film based on the news story that has captivated the world in the past week. Ivanhoe Pictures President John Penotti announced that Thailand's Navy and government have selected Ivanhoe, the local-language division of…