The best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan will soon be hitting the big screens and Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. is the latest to join the project.
I loved the book! Extremely excited to join “Crazy Rich Asians” and be part of such a stellar cast! 🙌🏽 https://t.co/lxlzAiUXOR
— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) June 5, 2017
Shum will be accompanied by a diverse, all-star cast including Gemma Chan (Humans), Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and starring Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) as Rachel Chu.
The film is currently in production in Singapore and Malaysia, and will be directed by John M. Chu. It will be produced by Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well as Ivanhoe president John Penotti.
The film centralizes on an American-born Chinese economics professor, Rachel Chu, who travels with her boyfriend Nick Young to Singapore to attend his best friend’s wedding. What was unbeknownst to her is his incredibly wealthy, old-money family, making him the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Unfortunately, that also means every woman is desperately plotting to take her place.
Shum is currently rumored to play Chan’s ex-boyfriend, according to sources.
You may recognize Shum as the lovable Mike Chang on six seasons of Glee, or have witnessed his unparalleled dance moves from Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. He is currently starring as Magnus Bane in Freeform’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments TV series.
If you’ve never heard of Crazy Rich Asians, now’s the time to check out Kevin Kwan’s celebrated book before the film releases and make sure to let us know what you think of the casting announcements!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter