Warner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat, playing the mother of a Taiwanese American family trying to adjust to life in a not-so-Asian Orlando, Florida.
In October, the Warner Bros. studio acquired the movie rights to Crazy Rich Asians, a romantic comedy which follows a Chinese American economics professor Rachel Chu (Wu) and her boyfriend, the heir to a wealthy family in Singapore. It’s a story of Chinese families, old money and new money, butting heads in Singapore, and the studio is planning to feature an all-Asian cast. Directed by John M. Chu, the film is an adaptation of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Kevin Kwan, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The film is based on the screenplay written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.
— Kevin Kwan (@kevinkwanbooks) February 16, 2017
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