LOS ANGELES • The Warner Bros film studio is within the early levels of growing a sequel to its groundbreaking romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, a supply with information of the matter stated on Wednesday.
It is unclear when a sequel may attain theatres. No script has been written and no offers have been signed with the film’s screenwriters, the supply stated.
Jon M. Chu plans to return to direct the brand new movie, his publicist confirmed. But he’s first scheduled to direct an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, In The Heights, which is scheduled for release in June 2020.
The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported plans for a sequel, stated the subsequent instalment could be primarily based on writer Kevin Kwan’s second e-book within the trilogy, China Rich Girlfriend.
Crazy Rich Asians marked a milestone as the primary movie from a significant Hollywood studio in 25 years to characteristic an all-Asian ensemble solid. It stars Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and newcomer Henry Golding.
On its debut weekend, the film topped American and Canadian field workplaces with US$26.5 million (S$36.three million) in ticket gross sales from final Friday to Sunday, and gross sales had topped US$44 million by way of Tuesday. The film is rolling out in theatres across the world.
In the movie, Wu performs a New York economics professor who flies to Singapore to satisfy her boyfriend’s household, solely to find it is among the wealthiest within the nation.
The solid was drawn from Taiwan, Britain, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, the United States and Australia, together with Singapore. The most important solid is predicted to return for the sequel, The Hollywood Reporter stated.
The new movie can even inform the story of Astrid – the cousin of Golding’s character, Nick – with a person named Charlie, performed by tv collection Glee alumnus Harry Shum Jr, Chu instructed the commerce publication.
The gold-digging character in Crazy Rich Asians, Kitty Pong, portrayed by Singapore actress Fiona Xie, can even have an even bigger position, Chu stated.
“We needed to hire somebody who can act because in time, she becomes much more significant,” he stated.
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