WATCH: Newly Released Footage of the Crazy Rich Asians Movie
Crazy Rich Asians is heading the big screen—and with an all-Asian cast, no less. Based on the international best-seller by Kevin Kwan, the new film will tell the story of three ultra-wealthy Chinese families living in Singapore and what happens when one of their sons brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend—played by Constance Wu—home to meet the parents.
Just today, a two-minute clip of the film was released by iTunes Trailers on Twitter.
Watch the trailer below:
Director Jon M. Chu made headlines last year when he revealed his plans for the film.
More details about that aforementioned cast are starting to emerge. Per Vulture, in addition to Wu, the film will feature Henry Golding, a relative unknown, as Rachel's boyfriend, and Michelle Yeoh, perhaps best known for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as Nick's mom Eleanor.
“It’s been too long since there’s been an all-Asian cast,” Yeoh said in a new interviewwith Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Ken Jeong (Community, Dr. Ken), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina), Gemma Chan (Humans), and Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) have also joined the cast.
"I am beyond thrilled that the amazing film my fans around the world have been waiting for is finally happening," Kwan said. "I have such tremendous respect and trust in Nina [Jacobson], Brad [Simpson], Jon [Chu], and Warner Bros, and I know they are going to create an incredible, history-making movie."
Crazy Rich Asians is slated to hit theaters in August of 2018.
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