Beautiful Asian Brides, a long-gestating project at Universal that is being developed as a starring vehicle for Lucy Liu, has picked up heat with the hiring of writers Steven Gary Banks and Claudia Grazioso (Are We There Yet?).

Variety says the film is also now being produced by Brian Grazer via his and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment shingle.

Based on an original idea by Les Firestein and P.J. Pesce, Beautiful Asian Brides was originally set up at Jersey Films but languished when that shingle broke up.

The comedy concerns a man wrongly accused of murder who goes undercover as a mail-order bride in an attempt to prove his innocence.

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