The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a sequel and bringing back the creative team behind romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians.
The synopsis for Crazy Rich Asians is as follows:
The film follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu, accompanying her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
The film so far has grossed $45m worldwide so far, mostly domestically in the U.S. While the film isn’t officially greenlit at the studio, the report states that director John M. Chu, original producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force and John Penotti of Ivanhoe will be reuniting for the sequel. Though the deals haven’t been struck yet, the studio also plans to bring screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim back to pen the sequel. Warner Bros opted the rights to Kevin Kwan’s entire trilogy, including Crazy Rich Asians along with followup novels China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
I’ve heard good things about Crazy Rich Asians, and from the numbers it’s made opening weekend in the US, considering its $30m budget and the film looks like it’ll have some legs with the rave reviews amongst critics and audiences its been getting, a sequel seems a forgone conclusion. Problem is I have to wait till the middle of September for it come out over here.
Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Harry Shum Jr., Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, Nico Santos, Jing Lusi, Carmen Soo, Constance Lau, Pierre Png, Fiona Xie, Victoria Loke, Janice Koh, Amy Cheng, Koh Chieng, Koh Chieng Mun, Tan Kheng Hua, Selena Tan and Kris Aquino.