‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequel Officially Launches With New Screenwriter

The highly successful 2018 satirical romantic comedy film, boobies rich asianbased on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same name, has officially resumed production on its sequel.

Four years after director Jon M. Chu’s boobies rich asian broke records and dramatically changed the course of Asian representation in Hollywood, the sequel will be developed with a new screenwriter on board.

After the smash success of the first film, a sequel was almost inevitable. But production on the sequel halted when previous screenwriter Adele Lim left the project citing controversial pay disparity issues in 2019.

Warner Bros. has now tapped Chinese-Australian writer Amy Wang for the project, which will again be directed by Chu.

Wang has several accolades to his name, including a 2018 Cannes Lion Award for his short film Unnatural. She is also currently writing and directing a Paramount/QC Entertainment horror film and working on two Netflix projects.

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In the 2018 film, we saw Henry Golding as Nick Young, the heir to a wealthy and notable Singaporean family, who brings his Chinese-American girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) home to attend the wedding of his best friend and meeting his family.

The ensuing chaos and fun as the story unfolds is beautifully portrayed by the cast, including Gemma Chan as Astrid Young Teo, Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor Young and Awkwafina as Peik Lin Goh.

The first of the trilogy, the novel boobies rich asian (2013) was followed by rich girlfriend in china (2015) and Rich people problems (2017). Kwan successfully introduced contemporary Asia to North American audiences through her books and her 2018 screen adaptation.

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Golding and Wu will return for the sequel, though no further details have been revealed yet.

It is assumed that the next film will be based on rich girlfriend in china, the second book. The story will revolve around Wu’s character and her journey as she sets out to uncover her estranged father’s connections to China’s wealthy and upper-class elites.

The first film’s screenwriter, Adele Lim, has since worked alongside ex-colleagues Gemma Chan and Awkwafina as she co-wrote the Oscar-nominated animated film, Raya and the last dragon.

She also plans to make her directorial debut with a self-titled R-rated comedy, starring actress Ashley Park from Emily in Paris fame, as announced in 2021.

(Main image credit: Netflix; Feature image credit: Crazy Rich Asians/Sanja Bucko – © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC/IMDb)

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