Crazy Rich Asians is based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan whose goal it was to introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience. It was followed by the sequel China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems in 2017.
Warner Bros. tapped Jon M. Chu to direct the romantic comedy about love and family, trying to fit in, and impressing your mother-in-law. It’s the first Hollywood studio-backed film directed by an Asian-American director and featuring an all-Asian cast in 25 years since The Joy Luck Club back in 1993. Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu and newcomer, and extremely handsome, Henry Golding, headline the cast which includes Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and Gemma Chan.
Native New Yorker Rachel (Wu) accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick (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 taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
Both Wu and Golding dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to debut the first full-length trailer. Check it out below. Crazy Rich Asians arrives August 17.
Crazy Rich Asians Movie Trailer