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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Michelle and Henry Golding, they play mother-son in the film
Elle: See Everyone Cast in the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Movie
Principal Filming of Crazy Rich Asians
has officially begun in Malaysia.
Warner Bros: Filming Commences on "Crazy Rich Asians"
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
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
Entertainment Weekly: Crazy Rich Asians: Director Jon M. Chu talks challenges of finding all-Asian cast