‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Movie Lands At Warner Bros

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Warner Bros has given the greenlight to Crazy Rich Asians, an adaptation of the bestselling book by Kevin Kwan to be produced by Color Force and Ivanhoe Pictures. John M Chu (Now You See Me 2) is set to direct a script by Pete Chiarelli and Adele Lim. A spring 2017 production start is being eyed in Singapore with a fully Asian cast planned — a first for a Hollywood studio.

The first book in a trilogy centered on an American-born Chinese economics professor and boyfriend and took an incisive and comical look at the extended families of high society in Asia, offering a bracing exploration of the cultural differences among Asians of Chinese descent around the globe.

Kwan’s first book published in 2013 has nearly 1 million copies in print worldwide; the third novel Rich People Problems is set to street in summer 2017 from Doubleday.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/10/crazy-rich-asians-movie-warner-bros-john-m-chu-1201840035/