The hotly anticipated movie is based on the adaptation of the best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. It is set to open in theatres nationwide on the 15th of August 2018, five years after the book was published. According to a Hollywood Reporter, the National Research Group states the movie is said to gross $20 million in the first five days of its opening, with female fans at the forefront of ticket sales.
Director Jon M. Chu says Crazy Rich Asian is more than a movie, but a movement, and therefore only a mere hundred plus creative have bought out theatres to give the film a gold opening. Here is everything you need to know about the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” to get you ready.
The Crazy Rich Asian Plot
The lead on this is Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese that works as an Economics professor at Newyork State University and her boyfriend Nick Young that teaches History in the same University. Outside the States, there are three elite Chinese families – the Young’s, Shang’s and T’siens respectively. We were introduced to the wedding of the century between the rich and handsome Colin Khoo and the fashion icon Araminta Lee.
Plot twist? Unknowingly to Rachel, Nick belongs to one of the wealthy Chinese families. When they both got to Singapore for the wedding, Rachel met Nick’s families for the first time. Nicks mom, Eleanor is a handful, and someone should have warned Rachel.
The Crazy Rich Asian Cast
With a set of beautiful actors and actresses, the Crazy Rich Asian is a movie to watch. Constance Wu plays the role of Rachel, while new actor on the block Henry Golding played Nick. Michele Yeoh acted the part of Nick’s mom Eleanor, and Gemma Chan played the role of Nick’s cousin Astrid. The star-filled movie continues with Harry Shum Jr. playing Charlie, Astrid’s ex-boyfriend; Awkwafina playing the role of Goh Peik Lin, Rachel’s college boyfriend who lives in Singapore; actor Ken Jeong acting as Peik Lin’s dad; comedian Ronny Chieng is Nick’s cousin, Eddie; Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina, La La Land) is Araminta, and Remy Hii (Netflix’s Marco Polo) is Nick’s other cousin Alistair.
The director Jon M. Chu
He was destined to direct the movie. Jon M. Chu was eventually hired based on a combination of visual presentations of his family photos he put together and pitched to producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Jon Penotti. Chu has previously worked on two Justin Bieber documentaries, three step up movies where he directed two and produced one, and the second installment of Now You See Me.
When interviewed, Chu said the movie speaks to his identity as an Asian, the struggle to pick where he belongs and his families’ humble beginning. All of the things he experienced reading the book and it was a great opportunity projecting it as a movie.
One cool thing about this movie is that the writer of the book Kevin Kwan was actively involved in the making and shaping of the entire project. The premiere was held on 7th of August at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, and the release date according to Warner Bros is August 15, 2018.