"I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story!"

Jon M Chu will develop a second Thai cave rescue film to combat whitewashing.

As reported by DeadlineCrazy Rich Asians director Jon M Chu is determined to develop a film about the Thai cave rescue that is not whitewashed by Hollywood.

Yesterday we reported Hollywood producers Michael Scott and Adam Smith visited Tham Lung cave site to conduct interviews for an upcoming film about the rescue mission.

“There’s going to be other production companies coming in so we have to act pretty quickly,” Smith said when asked if their actions might be considered insensitive.

Their film will be focused on the two British rescue divers who found the group 2.5 miles from the cave mouth after 10 days.

Chu responded on Twitter saying “no way.” 

“I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story!” Chu wrote. “No way. Not on our watch. That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell. There’s a beautiful story abt human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking abt the story better approach it right & respectfully.”

Ivanhoe Pictures President John Penotti announced that they are in negotiations with Thailand’s Navy and government to develop the film. Chu is set to direct.

The film will be based on the 12 young Thai soccer players and their 25-year-old coach who were trapped in a cave for over two weeks. Thai Navy Seals who were backed with 50 foreign divers rescued everyone.

The rescued boys and their coach are recovering in hospital.