Crazy Rich Asians

(Post Production)

Release Date:  August 17, 2018
Language:  English
Production Companies:  Warner Bros., SK Global, Color Force
Producers:  Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, John Penotti
Executive Producers:  Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland
Director:  Jon M. Chu
Screenplay:  Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim
Original Novel:  Kevin Kwan
Cinematography:  Vanja Cernjul
Production Designer:  Nelson Coates
Costume Design:  Mary Vogt
Editing:  Myron Kerstein
Category:  Drama, Comedy
Country:  USA
Principal Filming:  April-June 2017, Malaysia and Singapore
Rachel Chu  ....   Constance Wu
Nick Young  ....   Henry Golding
Eleanor Young  ....   Michelle Yeoh
Astrid Teo  ....   Gemma Chan
Goh Peik Lin  ....   Awkwafina
Colin Khoo  ....   Chris Pang
Shang Su Yi  ....   Lisa Lu
Araminta Lee  ....   Sonoya Mizuno
Charlie Wu  ....   Harry Shum Jr.
Alistair Cheng  ....   Remy Hii
Goh Wye Mun  ....   Ken Jeong
Bernard Tai  ....   Jimmy O. Yang
Edison Cheng  ....   Ronny Chieng
Felicity Young  ....   Janice Koh
Oliver T'sien  ....   Nico Santos
Amanda Ling  ....   Jing Lusi
Michael Teo  ....   Pierre Png
Kitty Pong  ....   Fiona Xie
Kerry Chu  ....   Kheng Hua Tan

Michelle Yeoh

Constance Wu

Henry Golding

Gemma Chan


Chris Pang

Harry Shum Jr.

Sonoya Mizuno

[short version] Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year.

[longer version] Based on the best-selling book, in Crazy Rich Asians, Nick Young is a history professor at NYU, and he's falling in love with fellow professor Rachel Chu. When he travels back to Singapore to attend his best friend's wedding, he brings Rachel with him. And before long, his secret is out. Nick is from a family that is worth $13 billion. He's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down. It's up to her to prove to his insanely privileged family that she's worthy to be his wife.

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(04/19/18) Watch video: Crazy Rich Asians official trailer   (02:18)

(04/19/18) Video: Crazy Rich Asians teaser trailer   (00:23)

(11/02/17) First stills --

(10/31/17) Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros.' 'Crazy Rich Asians' Gets August 2018 Release Date

The release date has been set to August 17, 2018.

(10/13/17) I attended a test screening of Crazy Rich Asians last night ;-). Apparently it was the first screening of the film (still a "work in progress") to a public audience. I'm not allowed to talk about the film itself. Director Jon M. Chu was there.


(07/06/17) On the 'Crazy Rich Asians' set: Michelle Yeoh talks changing family values and Lee Kuan Yew

(06/25/17) Filming of Crazy Rich Asians has officially wrapped up in Singapore.

director Jon M. Chu giving a talk at the Apple Store Singapore, June 24

(06/19/17) Photos from Singapore -

(1) Michelle with Harry Shum Jr., Costa Rica-born American dancer, actor, and singer who co-starred with Michelle in Crouching Tiger: Sword Of Destiny
(2) (L to R) Michelle, Singaporean actress Janice Koh, Amy Cheng, and Singaporean director and performer Selena Tan
(3) with Malaysia's Calvin Wong

(06/05/17) Filming of Crazy Rich Asians has been moved from Malaysia to Singapore.

(1) director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan
(2) director Jon M. Chu with some of the cast members, Malaysia

(05/18/17) Crazy Rich Asians will be filming a banquet scene for six days at Carcosa Seri Negara, a luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to Malaysian media. The film will be shot entirely in Malaysia and Singapore. Production in Kuala Lumpur is expected to last until the end of the month.

Malaysian Digest: 'Crazy Rich Asians', A Hollywood Movie About S'porean Families With Fabulous Fortunes Filmed In M'sia With Michelle Yeoh...
AsiaOne: Crazy Rich Asians filming in Malaysia

(05/04/17) Open casting call for extras for shooting in Singapore in June: You too can appear in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

(04/30/17) Some off-set photos:

(1) Michelle with director Jon M. Chu   (2-3) with actor Henry Golding

(04/27/17) Elle: See Everyone Cast in the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Movie

(04/24/17) Principal Filming of Crazy Rich Asians has officially begun in Malaysia.

Warner Bros: Filming Commences on "Crazy Rich Asians"

(04/17/17) In addition to Constance Wu and Michelle, the cast members will include British actress Gemma Chan, Euro-Asian and Singapore-based TV presenter Henry Golding, and Japanese-born British actress and model Sonoya Mizuno.

Malaysia media reported that Director Jon M. Chu did some location scouting in various locations in Malaysia including Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

director Jon M. Chu shared some photos from production set and location scouting

(03/07/17) It has been officially announced that Michelle Yeoh has joined Crazy Rich Asians, a film adaptation of Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan's New York Times best-selling novel with the same title.

Hollywood Reporter: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Michelle Yeoh
Variety: Michelle Yeoh Joins Constance Wu in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The novel unfolds in a world of opulence, as new and old money collide among a group of Chinese families living in Singapore. It follows Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick Young's hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Rachel Chu will be played by American actress Constance Wu whose parents emigrated from Taiwan. Michelle will play Nick's mother, Eleanor Young, who disapproves of Rachel.

American director Jon M. Chu will be directing the film which will feature an all-Asian cast. Warner Bros. acquired the film rights in October 2016. The project announced worldwide open casting calls for some of the main roles last November. In January, Director Jon M. Chu did an international open call on social media for Asian actors/actresses.

Written in English, the novel "Crazy Rich Asians" was published in 2013. It has been translated into at least 12 languages so far, but Chinese is not one of them.

Crazy Rich Asians, novel by Kevin Kwan

More reading:
Entertainment Weekly: Crazy Rich Asians: Director Jon M. Chu talks challenges of finding all-Asian cast

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