[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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Chron: Michelle Yeoh, busier than ever, goes crazy in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
The National: Michelle Yeoh on playing a mother-in-law to be feared in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Entertaiment Weekly: Critics praise Crazy Rich Asians with 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score
LA Times: 'Crazy Rich Asians': Michelle Yeoh has 'waited a very long time' for a movie like this
Vanity Fair: Why Crazy Rich Asians Could Be a Watershed Moment for Asian Representation in Hollywood
The premiere of Crazy Rich Asians
took place at TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, August 7th.   ("Zimbio" photos)
Hollywood Reporter: All The Glam from the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere Red Carpet
Vanity Fair: The Stars of Crazy Rich Asians Are Done with Being Overlooked
Popsugar: If You Have to Look Up This Crazy Rich Asians Actress, Where Have You Been?
Reuters: 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks beyond Asia to break Hollywood mold
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!
birthday party with "Crazy Rich Asians" family
Hollywood Reporter: Behind the Scenes at The Hollywood Reporter's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Cover Shoot
Cover story on "Hollywood Reporter":
The Stakes Are High for 'Crazy Rich Asians' - And That's the Point
Video: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Cast & Director Share Crazy Stories
Crazy Rich Asians Worldwide Release Dates
iTunes video: A First Look at Crazy Rich Asians
Elle: Everything You Need to Know About Crazy Rich Asians
Fansided: A producer wanted to make Crazy Rich Asians about a white woman
ABC: 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Henry Golding on controversy behind his casting in the film: 'I'm Asian through and through'
SCMP: Crazy Rich Asians jewellery: Michelle Yeoh and Lisa Lu wear stunning pieces from Hong Kong-based Carnet in upcoming film
South China Morjing Post: Dressing the Crazy Rich Asians: how costume designer Mary Vogt shaped look of film's stars - with help of Michelle Yeoh's jewellery
Watch video: Crazy Rich Asians official trailer
Video: Crazy Rich Asians teaser trailer
First stills --
Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros.' 'Crazy Rich Asians' Gets August 2018 Release Date
The release date has been set to August 17, 2018.
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE!!
On the 'Crazy Rich Asians' set: Michelle Yeoh talks changing family values and Lee Kuan Yew
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
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
Filming of Crazy Rich Asians
has been moved from Malaysia to Singapore.
(1) director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians
(2) director Jon M. Chu with some of the cast members, Malaysia
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
Open casting call for extras for shooting in Singapore in June:
You too can appear in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Some off-set photos:
(1) Michelle with director Jon M. Chu   (2-3) with actor Henry Golding
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