Crazy Rich Asians is an Asian all-star American movie based on the 2013 international best-selling novel with the same title by Kevin Kwan. The movie was directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim. Brian Tyler is the music director for this movie. The movie was produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and John Penotti. It also involved Sidney Kimmel, Kevin Kwan, and Tim Coddington as executive producers.
Crazy Rich Asians was shot in Malaysia and Singapore. The Cinematography was done by Vanja Cernjul and film editing by Myron Kerstein. The film was announced in 2013, and filmed in 2017. It was finally premiered on the 7th of August, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California. It was later released theatrically on the 15th of August, 2018.
Crazy Rich Asians was produced by the Warner Bros. in association with SK Global, Starlight Culture Entertainment, Color Force and Ivanhoe Pictures. It was also distributed by Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, HBO Max, Roadshow Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox.
Although the movie was criticized for overly involving biracial casts, it still got a lot of positive feedbacks. The movie got 62 award nominations, winning 12 of them.
The movie starred Rachel Chu by Constance Wu, Nick Young by Henry Golding, Eleanor Young by Michelle Yeoh, Astrid Young Teo by Gemma Chan, Ah Ma by Lisa Lu, Peik Lin Goh by Awkwafina, Eddie Cheng by Ronny Cheng, Charlie Wu by Harry Shum Jr., Wye Mun Goh by Ken Jeong, Araminta Lee by Sonoya Mizuno, Colin Khoo by Chris Pang, Bernard Tai by Jimmy O. Yang, Alistair Cheng by Remy Hii, Oliver T’Sien by Nico Santos, Amanda Ling by Jing Lusi, Francesca by Carmenn Soo and several other characters.
The New York native, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), is a professor of economics at the New York University. She is currently in a romantic relationship with Nick Young (Henry Golding), a humble man who says very little about his family. The couple travel to Singapore where Chu reunites with her college friend, Peik Lin (Awkwafina). Peik reveals to Chu that Nick is the heir son to one of the richest families in the Asian tigers. Chu struggles to fit into Nick’s wealthy family due to her humble background. Although money cannot buy love, it sure can make it very complicated.
Crazy Rich Asians is a story of love, family and wealth.