Crazy Rich Asians has proven once again that representation sells. The film has grossed over $39 million worldwide, and it is estimated to hit $100 million domestically. So it is not a surprise that Warner Bros. is already working on a sequel.
While it has not been officially greenlit, the studio is moving forward with the sequel, reuniting the team for the original film. Jon M. Chu would return to direct, as well as producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim are also in talks to return. Chu–who is directing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights–is likely to return for the sequel, which would be based on China Rich Girlfriend, the second installation of the best-selling trilogy.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood studio movie in over 20 years to feature an all-Asian cast, and has had a better opening than any other comedy in 2018, as well as the best opening for any romantic comedy since 2015’s Trainwreck. With a production budget of only $30 million, it probably won’t be long until a sequel is confirmed.
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