Henry Golding, who has never starred in a feature film before, has landed the role of Nick Young in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling book, Crazy Rich Asians.

The filmmakers held a worldwide search to find some of its cast members and that’s how Golding was discovered. Golding who has an English father and a Malaysian mother of the Iban tribe is currently based in Singapore and got his experience from hosting TV travel shows.

The Warner Bros. picture will also star popular Fresh Off the Boat actress, Constance Wu in the lead role of Rachel Chu, while actress Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) is attached to play Golding’s overbearing mother.

For those who haven’t had an opportunity to read the book, it centers on Rachel (Wu), an American-born economics professor of Chinese heritage as she attends a wedding with her boyfriend, Nick (Golding) in his hometown in Singapore.

It is in this moment that Rachel discovers her love has been hiding something.  Nick is one of the most eligible bachelors in Asia, due in part, to his family’s enormous wealth. This puts a target on Rachel’s back as she now has a band of women who will stop at nothing to take her down.

The film will be directed by Jon M. Chu and will be executive-produced by the novel’s author, Kevin Kwan.

Production of Crazy Rich Asians is set to begin in April 2017 in Singapore and Malaysia.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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