‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Film Is Set For A Crazy Rich Sequel—Here’s Its Plot So Far
By Mikelle Leow, 24 Aug 2018
Image via Warner Bros. Pictures
Since its opening, the Crazy Rich Asians film has retained a remarkable Rotten Tomatoes score of 93 percent, thanks in part to its long-overdue representation of the Asian community. The movie’s popularity has since spurred Warner Bros. to begin development for a sequel.
The film’s director, Jon M. Chu, has confirmed his return, and leading stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh have been offered options to reprise their roles.
Prior to the movie’s opening, producer Nina Jacobson told Deadline, “Let the audience ask for the sequel. We’d love to make one, but not unless the audience asks for it…”
Color Force studio, owned by Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well as Ivanhoe Pictures’ John Penotti, already reserved rights to the film remakes of Crazy Rich Asians’ book sequels China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems even before the first movie hit cinemas.
Luckily, the impressive reception reflects the audience’s demand for a sequel. In the first week alone, the US$30 million production was surpassed by US$44.4 million in ticket sales.
In China Rich Girlfriend, ‘Rachel Chu’ (Constance Wu) and ‘Nick Young’ (Henry Golding) visit China to look for her father, whom she has never met before. His identity throws her into a world of splendor; the discomfort she felt about her fiancé’s wealth had nothing on this revelation.
If you thought the elites in Singapore were crazy rich, wait till you meet the upper class families in China. As Michelle Yeoh’s ‘Eleanor Young’ says in the book, “These people aren’t just everyday rich with a few hundred million, they’re China rich!”
The sequel might also involve a budding romance between ‘Nick’s now-single cousin, ‘Astrid Teo’ (Gemma Chan), and ‘Charlie Wu’ (Harry Shum Jr), as well as disclose an outcome for actress ‘Kitty Pong’ (Fiona Xie), who leaves ‘Alistair Cheng’ (Remy Hii) for ‘Bernard Tai’, a billionaire’s son.
Once a script has been written, Warner Bros. will evaluate it and hopefully give the second movie a full green light.
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[via Deadline, images via various sources]
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