Warner Bros Pictures released the first trailer and colorful poster for the romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians. The romcom is based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel and was directed by Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2, Jem and the Holograms, G.I. Joe: Retaliation).
The cast is led by Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) and newcomer Henry Golding. Gemma Chan (Humans), Lisa Lu (2012), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8), Ken Jeong (the Hangover films), Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery), Sonoya Mizuno (La La Land), Chris Pang (Marco Polo), Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), Remi Hii (Marco Polo), and Nico Santos (Superstore) are also featured in the big screen adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel.
Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games films), Brad Simpson (World War Z), and John Penotti (Hell or High Water) produced the film, with Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland, and Sidney Kimmel executive producing. Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim wrote the screenplay. Marco Polo‘s Vanja Cernjul was the director of photography and Fifty Shades Darker‘s Nelson Coates was the production designer. Going in Style‘s Myron Kerstein was the editor and Kong: Skull Island‘s Mary Vogt served as costume designer.
Warner Bros Pictures is launching Crazy Rich Asians, rated PG-13, in theaters on August 17, 2018.
The Plot: The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.