by Angel Studios | March 7, 2024

Angel Studios’ upcoming film SIGHT is based on the inspiring true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a renowned eye surgeon who is determined to give sight to a blind orphan. 

Coming to theaters May 24, 2024, SIGHT promises to be an empowering narrative about overcoming your past to reach your full potential. Read on to discover all the details about this upcoming film.

What is SIGHT

The present is made possible by the past. 

SIGHT, starring Greg Kinnear and Terry Chen, follows the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, a Chinese immigrant who defies all odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon. Drawing upon the grit and determination he gained from a turbulent uprising in his upbringing, Dr. Wang sets out to restore the sight of a blind orphan.

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Writer/Director Andrew Hyatt has said of the film: “I am humbled and thrilled to be a part of bringing Dr. Wang's incredible true-life story to the screen. The universal themes of hope and endurance will undoubtedly resonate with audiences around the world. My grandmother grew up in Shanghai and to be able to honor her in some way by telling a story that echoes her own experience is a very special opportunity.”

SIGHT will encourage viewers to see their lives from a new perspective and leave them with a renewed sense of purpose to accomplish anything they set their mind to. 

When Does SIGHT Come Out?

SIGHT releases exclusively in theaters May 24, 2024. 

“When the film SIGHT was brought to the Angel Guild, it received an incredible amount of support. Our audience resonates with true stories of everyday heroes,” said Jared Geesey, Chief Distribution Officer of Angel Studios in a press release. “We are confident that this story will encourage all who experience it and help spur a movement to help others, and are honored to release the film during Asian Heritage Month.”

“Rarely have we seen the strength and resolve of Chinese-Americans shown in a powerful way on the big screen,” said Producer Andrew Fischer. "After spending years bringing SIGHT to life, Angel Studios is the perfect partner for audiences who want to be inspired by Dr. Wang’s story of hope, perseverance, and freedom.”

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SIGHT cast

Terry Chen (Dr. Ming Wang)

Terry Chen was born in Edmonton, Canada and moved around growing up but was raised mainly on the West Coast. After two years of traveling throughout Cuba and the Cayman Islands, Terry moved back to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue his dream of being an actor. He made his debut in a supporting role as 'Ben Fong-Torres' in the much-lauded film Almost Famous, directed by Cameron Crowe. 

Over the last two decades, Terry has had supporting and lead roles alongside the industry's best: Memory (Dennis Hopper), Chronicles of Riddick (Vin Diesel), The A-Team (Liam Neeson) and Elysium (Matt Damon), to name a few.

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Greg Kinnear (Dr. Misha Bartnovsky) 

Greg Kinnear is an Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winning actor who continues to draw audiences and critical acclaim with diverse and interesting roles in both television and film. Kinnear boasts an extensive and impressive television career, currently starring in HBO's popular limited series Black Bird.

His performance as John F. Kennedy in The Kennedys earned him an Emmy Award® nomination and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination. Kinnear starred in Little Miss Sunshine, the critically-acclaimed hit of the Sundance Film Festival. In 1997, Kinnear starred alongside Jack Nicholson in the Academy Award® nominated film As Good as It Gets. His performance garnered him not only an Academy Award® nomination, but he was also nominated at The Golden Globes® and The Screen Actors Guild Awards that year. 

Additional film credits include: SabrinaYou’ve Got MailAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Heaven Is for Real, Baby Mama, and more. 

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Ben Wang (Ming Wang at age 14/15 & 18/22)

Ben Wang stars as Jin Wang in the upcoming Disney+ original series American Born Chinese alongside Michelle Yeoh, Daniel Wu, and Ke Huy Kwan. He also has a leading role in the upcoming Disney+ original film Chang Can Dunk. Other credits include CBS’s MacGyverSearch Party on HBO, Hulu teen comedy Sex Appeal, and Tracy Morgan’s The Last O.G. Wang is also a musical theater actor, with off-Broadway credits and in the Broadway-bound cast of Sing Street the Musical.

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Fionnula Flanagan (Sister Marie)

Born and raised in Dublin, Fionnula Flanagan is an award-winning Irish actress with a career spanning over 50 years. Fionnula studied extensively at the Abbey Theatre before rising to prominence for her performance in the Telefis Éireann production of An Triail. She made her Broadway debut in Brian Friel’s Lovers (1968), and starred in Ulysses in Nighttown (1976) and wrote/performed in the one-woman show, James Joyce’s Women (1977).

Outside of theater, Fionnula has starred in such film classics as The Others and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. She has recurred and starred as a series regular in many primetime television shows, including Lost, Brotherhood and Defiance.


How to Support SIGHT 

You can Pay it Forward to SIGHT to help this film’s message of hope, resilience, and courage inspire people all over the world. Your contributions will help the filmmakers continue to tell stories like this one and infuse the entertainment industry with stories that amplify light. 

How to watch SIGHT

SIGHT will hit theaters May 24, 2024 and will be available to stream on after its theatrical run. For a limited time, you can pre-order your tickets for only $5 with the ability to pick your seat later once locations and showtimes are announced.