April 28 (UPI) — Director Jon M. Chu has begun shooting the big-screen adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s book Crazy Rich Asians, Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed.
The contemporary, romantic comedy will star Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh. The movie is being filmed entirely on location in Singapore and Malaysia.
“Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore,” a synopsis said. “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 taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.”