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Crazy Rich Asians is hitting theaters in summer 2018.
Warner Bros. has announced that the comedy, directed by Jon M. Chu, will be released on Aug. 17, 2018. It will open opposite Focus’ sci-fi title Captive State with John Goodman and Vera Farmiga, STXfilms‘ puppet comedy The Happytime Murders with Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph, and Aviron’s crime thriller Three Seconds with Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman and Clive Owen.
Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Harry Shum Jr., Awkwafina, Jimmy O. Yang and Gemma Chan are part of the all-Asian ensemble cast of the movie. Adapted from Kevin Kwan’s hit novel, it centers on three wealthy Chinese families as they prepare for Singapore’s wedding of the year.
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
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