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The hilarious first trailer for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ starring Constance Wu is here

The first trailer and poster for Warner Bros. Crazy Rich Asians is here.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore (“What about us taking an adventure East?” “Like, Queens?”).

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 (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

Crazy Rich Asians features an all-star cast led by Wu (Fresh Off the Boat); Golding (in his feature film debut) and Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Gemma Chan (Humans), Lisa Lu (2012); Awkwafina (upcoming Ocean’s 8, Neighbors 2), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), Ken Jeong (the Hangover films), Sonoya Mizuno (La La Land), Chris Pang (Marco Polo), Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), comedian Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), Remi Hii (Marco Polo), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Jing Lusi (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man).

Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) directed the contemporary romantic comedy, based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games films) and Brad Simpson (World War Z), and Ivanhoe Pictures’ John Penotti (Hell or High Water) produced the film, with Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland, and Sidney Kimmel serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters August 17th from Warner Bros.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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