Crazy Rich Asians

Release Date:  August 15, 2018
Language:  English
Production Companies:  Warner Bros., SK Global, Color Force
Producers:  Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, John Penotti
Executive Producers:  Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland
Director:  Jon M. Chu
Screenplay:  Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim
Original Novel:  Kevin Kwan
Cinematography:  Vanja Cernjul
Production Designer:  Nelson Coates
Costume Design:  Mary Vogt
Music:  Brian Tyler
Editing:  Myron Kerstein
Category:  Romance, Comedy
Country:  USA
Principal Filming:  April-June 2017, Malaysia and Singapore
Budget:  US$30 million
Running Time:  121 minutes
Rachel Chu  ....   Constance Wu
Nick Young  ....   Henry Golding
Eleanor Young  ....   Michelle Yeoh
Astrid Teo  ....   Gemma Chan
Goh Peik Lin  ....   Awkwafina
Goh Wye Mun  ....   Ken Jeong
Colin Khoo  ....   Chris Pang
Shang Su Yi  ....   Lisa Lu
Araminta Lee  ....   Sonoya Mizuno
Charlie Wu  ....   Harry Shum Jr.
Alistair Cheng  ....   Remy Hii
Bernard Tai  ....   Jimmy O. Yang
Edison Cheng  ....   Ronny Chieng
Felicity Young  ....   Janice Koh
Oliver T'sien  ....   Nico Santos
Amanda Ling  ....   Jing Lusi
Michael Teo  ....   Pierre Png
Kitty Pong  ....   Fiona Xie
Kerry Chu  ....   Kheng Hua Tan

Michelle Yeoh

Constance Wu

Henry Golding

Gemma Chan


Ken Jeong

Chris Pang

Lisa Lu

Harry Shum Jr.

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Crazy Rich Asians
Release Dates:
(subject to change)
Aug. 15, USA
Aug. 15, Canada
Aug. 16, Italy
Aug. 16, Netherlands
Aug. 17, Poland
Aug. 17, South Africa
Aug. 22, Singapore
Aug. 22, Malaysia
Aug. 22, Philippines
Aug. 23, Hong Kong
Aug. 23, Thailand
Aug. 23, Germany
Aug. 24, Taiwan
Aug. 30, Australia
Aug. 30, Argentina
Aug. 30, New Zealand
Aug. 31, Cambodia
Sep. 13, Russia
Sep. 14, UK
Sep. 18, Korea
Sep. 11, Indonesia
Sep. 21, India
Sep. 21, Sweden
Sep. 28, Japan
Oct. 25, Brazil
Nov. 7, France
Nov. 30, China

[short version] Three wealthy Chinese families prepare for the wedding of the year.

[longer version] Based on the best-selling book, in Crazy Rich Asians, Nick Young is a history professor at NYU, and he's falling in love with fellow professor Rachel Chu. When he travels back to Singapore to attend his best friend's wedding, he brings Rachel with him. And before long, his secret is out. Nick is from a family that is worth $13 billion. 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. It's up to her to prove to his insanely privileged family that she's worthy to be his wife.

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(04/06/24) According to Production Weekly, Crazy Rich Asians 2, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, will be filming in Malaysia and Singapore early next year.

(05/21/23) ScreenRant: Michelle Yeoh Explains Why Crazy Rich Asians Sequel Hasn't Been Announced

(09/14/22) Writer Amy Wang talks about Crazy Rich Asians 2: Behind the scenes with Amy Wang

Q: What is your writing process like for the movie?
A: The movie will be quite different from the book, without giving too much away. A lot of the main characters from the first movie aren't featured as prominently in the second book, so I had to create new storylines for fan favourites.

I've finished the first draft of the script, so right now everyone involved in the movie is reviewing it and making notes. I'll take their notes, implement them and rewrite as much as I can. We then rinse and repeat until we're ready to shoot.

(07/08/20) Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan recently said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter -
Q: Are there any updates on the Crazy Rich Asians film sequels that you could share?

A: We have been just moving right along and sort of heavy in that development process in terms of getting everything perfect, getting the script perfect in the hopes that we can be ready to roll once the world opens up and we can all safely not have the social distancing from our filming. I think, just like the first movie, we want to get it right. We feel like it's so important that the sequel really lives up to what the first movie did. None of us wanted to do a rush job on it. So, we really wanted it to find its groove.

(03/20/19) Crazy Rich Asians is coming to HBO in April.

Entertainment Tonight video: Michelle Yeoh on Power of Representation for Crazy Rich Asians Cast   (02:15)
Extra TV video: Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding talking about 'Crazy Rich Asians 2'   (00:46)

Glamour: The Crazy Rich Asians Cast Totally Won the 2019 Oscars Red Carpet
Entertainment Tonight: Michelle Yeoh Is the Definition of Regal at the 2019 Oscars
Breitbart: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Michelle Yeoh: 'Let's Not Nominate' Movies for Awards Based on 'Gender or Diversity'

(02/22/19) Crazy Rich Asians won the Max Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture Award at the 56th Annual ICG (International Cinematographers Guild) Publicists Awards, Los Angeles, February 22nd.

(left. L to R) Michelle, Jon M. Chu, and Constance Wu

(01/28/19) The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles, January 27th.

Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, and Constance Wu onstage presenting Crazy Rich Asians

(2) Michelle, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan   (3) (L-R) Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, Harry Shum Jr., Kheng Hua Tan, Fiona Xie, Ronny Chieng, and Jon M. Chu

(1) director Jon M. Chu, Awkwafina, Michelle   (2) Michelle with Harry Shum Jr.
(photos from "Getty" and "Shutterstock")

(01/13/19) Crazy Rich Asians was awarded Best Comedy at the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, Santa Monica, California, January 13th.   ("Getty Images" photos)

(01/09/19) Constance Wu, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan and Michelle received the Best Ensemble Award at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, New York City, January 8th.   ("Getty Images" photos)

(01/06/19) The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony and after-party, the Beverly Hilton Hotel, January 6th.   (more photos in News)

Metro: Michelle Yeoh wears that jaw-dropping Crazy Rich Asians emerald ring to the Golden Globes 2019
Time: Michelle Yeoh Wore the Actual Emerald Ring From Crazy Rich Asians to the 2019 Golden Globes

Video: Crazy Rich Asians Deleted Scene #B36   (02:20)

(12/13/18) More nominations:
The SAG Awards: Best Cast in Motion Picture
The Critics' Choice Awards: Best Ensemble, Best Production Design

(12/06/18) Congratulations Crazy Rich Asians! Two Golden Globe nominations: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Constance Wu).

Deadline: The Contenders L.A. Video   (04:45)
ETonline: 2019 Golden Globes Predictions: 10 Nominations We Want to See

(12/02/18) Entertainment Weekly: Why the women of Crazy Rich Asians reign supreme in their groundbreaking rom-com

(12/02/18) Michelle and Ken Jeong at Deadline's first New York edition of The Contenders, December 1st.   (more photos in News. "Shutterstock" photos)

(11/25/18) Michelle, director Jon M. Chu, producer John Penotti, and Singaporean actress Fiona Xie attended the Chinese premiere of Crazy Rich Asians in Beijing, China, November 24th.

(11/10/18) Interview video at SAG-AFTRA event: Michelle Yeoh Wants 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequels To Explore Asia   (01:42, Variety)

(11/07/18) Crazy Rich Asians will release on 4K Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and DVD on November 20th.

'You forget that it's an all-Asian cast': Michelle Yeoh discusses Crazy Rich Asian's strengths
'Crazy Rich Asians' doesn't find love in Korea: A box office sensation in the U.S., the movie has failed to resonate in Asia

(11/04/18) Crazy Rich Asians won the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards, the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, November 4th.

ET video: an interview with Michelle Yeoh on red carpet   (03:16)
ET video: Cast Of 'Crazy Rich Asians' at the HFA ceremony   (03:10)

Talking about the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, Michelle revealed that the producers would like to work on books 2 and 3 together. Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians" trilogy contains three books: "Crazy Rich Asians," "China Rich Girlfriend," and "Rich People Problems."

("Getty Images" photos)

(11/03/18) Awards season began: For your consideration: Crazy Rich Asians

- Photos: director Jon M. Chu and some of the cast members during Q&A at a special screening of Crazy Rich Asians for guild members, Los Angeles, November 3rd.   ("Twitter" photos)

- Michelle with Henry Golding and Constance Wu at Deadline's Contenders LA panel, Los Angeles, November 3rd.   (Deadline report)

(photos from "Deadline", "Rex", and "Shutterstock")

The Star: Creating crazy floral arrangements for 'Crazy Rich Asians'
HuffPost: China Greenlights 'Crazy Rich Asians' Release, But It Might Not Shine At The Box Office

Hollywood Reporter: Hollywood Film Awards: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Named Breakout Ensemble
ET: 'Crazy Rich Asians' to Receive Ensemble Honor at 2018 Hollywood Film Awards
NBC: 'Crazy Rich Asians' finally lands a release date in China

(10/13/18) Deadline: Michelle Yeoh's Initial Concerns About 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Businesswire: WaterTower Music to Release Two Vinyl Versions of the Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack December 7
NST: Crazy Rich Asians: 5 filming locations in Malaysia to visit


(09/18/18) Video: Michelle Yeoh & Henry Golding with James Corden   (04:32)

Entertainment Weekly: Crazy Rich Asians strikes gold again in third weekend, crosses $100M

Hive Asia: "Crazy Rich Asians" sets Malaysia's biggest opening weekend for romcom
Philstar: 'Crazy Rich Asians' now biggest foreign rom-com in Philippine box office
Harpers Bazaar: Michelle Yeoh Hopes Crazy Rich Asians Will Turn the Trickle of Diversity in Hollywood "Into a Stream"
Malaysia Chronicle: Articulate, Poised & Beautiful Michelle Yeoh Does Malaysia So Proud

Golden Globes Podcast: HFPA in Conversation: Michelle Yeoh - Dance, Mahjong and Martial Arts   (30:00)
Slate: The Story Behind Crazy Rich Asians' Mahjong Showdown
SCMP: The Crazy Rich Asians guide to Singapore: film locations you can actually visit
SCMP: Director Jon Chu confirms a Crazy Rich sequel is on the way, with main cast set to return
Deadline: How 'Crazy Rich Asians' Hooked A $35M+ #GoldOpen At The Box Office - Update
Entertainment Weekly: Crazy Rich Asians producers on what the film's success means for the future of representation in Hollywood

Exclusive: Everything to Know About the Emerald Ring in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
The real-life Malaysian and Singaporean locations in Crazy Rich Asians

Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor Young

AP: 'Crazy Rich Asians' shines bright at the box office
Page One: Michelle Yeoh Upholds Family Legacy In "Crazy Rich Asians"

(08/16/18) Variety interview video: Michelle Yeoh Says 'Crazy Rich Asians' Shares a Proud Heritage   (06:43)

(08/15/18) Crazy Rich Asians promotion photos in New York City:   (more photos in News)

Build Studio, August 14th

at SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Spotlight, August 15th   ("Getty" photos)

(08/14/18) Press interviews in NYC, August 14:
BUILD Series video   (30:00)
Entertainment video   (10:34)

Los Angeles Times video: Crazy diverse roads to 'Crazy Rich Asians'   (07:01)
Golden Globes video: Michelle Yeoh on "Crazy Rich Asians"   (02:27)

Chron: Michelle Yeoh, busier than ever, goes crazy in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
The National: Michelle Yeoh on playing a mother-in-law to be feared in 'Crazy Rich Asians'
Entertaiment Weekly: Critics praise Crazy Rich Asians with 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score

LA Times: 'Crazy Rich Asians': Michelle Yeoh has 'waited a very long time' for a movie like this
Vanity Fair: Why Crazy Rich Asians Could Be a Watershed Moment for Asian Representation in Hollywood

(08/08/18) The premiere of Crazy Rich Asians took place at TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, August 7th.   ("Zimbio" photos)

Hollywood Reporter: All The Glam from the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Premiere Red Carpet
Vanity Fair: The Stars of Crazy Rich Asians Are Done with Being Overlooked
Popsugar: If You Have to Look Up This Crazy Rich Asians Actress, Where Have You Been?
Reuters: 'Crazy Rich Asians' looks beyond Asia to break Hollywood mold



birthday party with "Crazy Rich Asians" family


(08/04/18) Hollywood Reporter: Behind the Scenes at The Hollywood Reporter's 'Crazy Rich Asians' Cover Shoot

(08/01/18) Cover story on "Hollywood Reporter":
The Stakes Are High for 'Crazy Rich Asians' - And That's the Point
Video: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Cast & Director Share Crazy Stories   (03:08)

(08/01/18) Crazy Rich Asians Worldwide Release Dates

(08/01/18) iTunes video: A First Look at Crazy Rich Asians   (02:33)

Elle: Everything You Need to Know About Crazy Rich Asians
Fansided: A producer wanted to make Crazy Rich Asians about a white woman
ABC: 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Henry Golding on controversy behind his casting in the film: 'I'm Asian through and through'
SCMP: Crazy Rich Asians jewellery: Michelle Yeoh and Lisa Lu wear stunning pieces from Hong Kong-based Carnet in upcoming film

(06/10/18) South China Morjing Post: Dressing the Crazy Rich Asians: how costume designer Mary Vogt shaped look of film's stars - with help of Michelle Yeoh's jewellery

(04/23/18) Watch video: Crazy Rich Asians official trailer   (02:18)

(04/19/18) Video: Crazy Rich Asians teaser trailer   (00:23)

(11/02/17) First stills --

(10/31/17) Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros.' 'Crazy Rich Asians' Gets August 2018 Release Date

The release date has been set to August 17, 2018.

(10/13/17) I attended a test screening of Crazy Rich Asians last night ;-). Apparently it was the first screening of the film (still a "work in progress") to a public audience. I'm not allowed to talk about the film itself. Director Jon M. Chu was there.


(07/06/17) On the 'Crazy Rich Asians' set: Michelle Yeoh talks changing family values and Lee Kuan Yew

(06/25/17) Filming of Crazy Rich Asians has officially wrapped up in Singapore.

director Jon M. Chu giving a talk at the Apple Store Singapore, June 24

(06/19/17) Photos from Singapore -

(1) Michelle with Harry Shum Jr., Costa Rica-born American dancer, actor, and singer who co-starred with Michelle in Crouching Tiger: Sword Of Destiny
(2) (L to R) Michelle, Singaporean actress Janice Koh, Amy Cheng, and Singaporean director and performer Selena Tan
(3) with Malaysia's Calvin Wong

(06/05/17) Filming of Crazy Rich Asians has been moved from Malaysia to Singapore.

(1) director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan
(2) director Jon M. Chu with some of the cast members, Malaysia

(05/18/17) Crazy Rich Asians will be filming a banquet scene for six days at Carcosa Seri Negara, a luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to Malaysian media. The film will be shot entirely in Malaysia and Singapore. Production in Kuala Lumpur is expected to last until the end of the month.

Malaysian Digest: 'Crazy Rich Asians', A Hollywood Movie About S'porean Families With Fabulous Fortunes Filmed In M'sia With Michelle Yeoh...
AsiaOne: Crazy Rich Asians filming in Malaysia

(05/04/17) Open casting call for extras for shooting in Singapore in June: You too can appear in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

(04/30/17) Some off-set photos:

(1) Michelle with director Jon M. Chu   (2-3) with actor Henry Golding

(04/27/17) Elle: See Everyone Cast in the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Movie

(04/24/17) Principal Filming of Crazy Rich Asians has officially begun in Malaysia.

Warner Bros: Filming Commences on "Crazy Rich Asians"

(04/17/17) In addition to Constance Wu and Michelle, the cast members will include British actress Gemma Chan, Euro-Asian and Singapore-based TV presenter Henry Golding, and Japanese-born British actress and model Sonoya Mizuno.

Malaysia media reported that Director Jon M. Chu did some location scouting in various locations in Malaysia including Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

director Jon M. Chu shared some photos from production set and location scouting

(03/07/17) It has been officially announced that Michelle Yeoh has joined Crazy Rich Asians, a film adaptation of Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan's New York Times best-selling novel with the same title.

Hollywood Reporter: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Michelle Yeoh
Variety: Michelle Yeoh Joins Constance Wu in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The novel unfolds in a world of opulence, as new and old money collide among a group of Chinese families living in Singapore. It follows Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick Young's 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.

Rachel Chu will be played by American actress Constance Wu whose parents emigrated from Taiwan. Michelle will play Nick's mother, Eleanor Young, who disapproves of Rachel.

American director Jon M. Chu will be directing the film which will feature an all-Asian cast. Warner Bros. acquired the film rights in October 2016. The project announced worldwide open casting calls for some of the main roles last November. In January, Director Jon M. Chu did an international open call on social media for Asian actors/actresses.

Written in English, the novel "Crazy Rich Asians" was published in 2013. It has been translated into at least 12 languages so far, but Chinese is not one of them.

Crazy Rich Asians, novel by Kevin Kwan

More reading:
Entertainment Weekly: Crazy Rich Asians: Director Jon M. Chu talks challenges of finding all-Asian cast

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