Our girl Constance Wu is making moves! Jon M. Chu is directing the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s New York Times bestselling novel,’Crazy Rich Asians.‘ The movie will feature an all-Asian cast, which is going to be lit. We haven’t got much news on the project, but it looks like we’ve found the lead.
According to THR, Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu is in talks for the lead in the movie. The film will center on the lives of wealthy Chinese families living in Singapore. It follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
The project is not officially greenlit, but sources say its on the development fast-track. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson as well as Ivanhoe president John Penotti are producing. Kevin Kwan will serve as executive producer along with Ivanhoe chairman Robert Friedland. Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda will oversee the project for Warner Bros.
Wu has become a breakout star due to her performance as the lead character Jessica Huang on ABC’s series Fresh Off the Boat, which is in its third season. I highly recommend watching that show because its amazing.
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