Sometimes you get excited over an adaptation and sometimes you don’t. One that we’re super excited over? Well that would be Warner Bros. adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. The book is being produced by a name that we will always know and love, Nina Jacobson. You may know her too, because she is the name behind The Hunger Games.
The movie stars Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) as Rachel, an economics professor at NYU who heads to Singapore with her boyfriends family. She expects an ordinary visit, cause who wouldn’t. But what she gets is something different – she finds out he’s rich as f*ck and that the wedding that are going to is the social event of the year. She doesn’t exactly fit in and gets put through some shit.
The book is fabulous and we devoured it.
What we’re thrilled about is that the movie boasts an all asian cast, which is rare, but should be more prevalent in Hollywood. We’re thrilled that the studio and director stuck to the book and did not white-wash the cast.
“It’s been too long since there’s been an all-Asian cast,” Michelle Yeoh told EW, “I’ve been very lucky to have worked on one before [2005’s Memoirs of a Geisha], but they’re too few and far between.”
The movie was directed by Jon M. Chu and has been slated for an Aug. 17, 2018, release.
Are you excited for Crazy Rich Asians?