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Nov 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Crazy Rich Asians Gets some Cover Story-Love

Crazy Rich Asians Gets some Cover Story-Love

posted by Randall

Crazy Rich Asians EW Cover

Views from the Edge

Be sure to grab this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly for your collection of historic Asian American literature.

The magazine features a collection of articles about the upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name. The movie is set for an Aug. 17 premiere.… Read more

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Meet the New Male Lead for Crazy Rich Asians

posted by Randall

Henry Golding

Henry Golding will star in Crazy Rich Asians

An actor from Singapore and Malaysia has been tapped to play the male lead in the upcoming movie, Crazy Rich Asians .
 
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Henry Golding has been chosen to play Nick Young in the adaptation of Kelvin Kwan’s best selling … Read more

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Mar 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Michelle Yeoh Cast in Crazy Rich Asians film

Michelle Yeoh Cast in Crazy Rich Asians film

posted by Randall
Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Michelle Yeoh has been cast to play Eleonor Young, the status-seeking, manipulative mother of Nick in the upcoming movie version of Crazy Rich Asians.

 The Hollywood Reporter announced the casting news in an exclusive.. The internationally famous movie star is the second major star named … Read more

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Entertainment Weekly: “Hunky” Asian Lead in Crazy Rich Asians Waiting to be Discovered

posted by Randall
Jon Chu

Director Jon Chu

In a wide ranging and extensive interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Jon Chu of Crazy Rich Asians talked about casting an all Asian cast and his need to explore his Asian American identity.

“When I was finishing Now You See Me 2, I remember thinking about exploring the Asian … Read more

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Oct 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Crazy Rich Asians to Feature All Asian Cast

Crazy Rich Asians to Feature All Asian Cast

posted by Randall
Jon Chu

Jon Chu will director Crazy Rich Asians

Variety reports that Crazy Rich Asians which has been acquired by Warner Bros will be one of the few major films to be centered around an all-Asian cast.
 
Jon Chu will serve as its director. The director of Now You See Me 2 and GI Joe: RetaliationRead more

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Jun 14, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on #StarringJayChou

#StarringJayChou

posted by Susan Chang

Now You See Me 2

 

By Susan Chang
AsAmNews Staff Writer

 

Could #StarringJayChou be the next trending hashtag, after #StarringJohnCho? This time however, fans won’t have to Photoshop Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou’s face onto movie posters, at least not on the posters for Now You See Me 2, directed by Jon Chu. The thriller film, starring Read more

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Jun 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Beginnings of Motion Picture Director Jon Chu

The Beginnings of Motion Picture Director Jon Chu

posted by Randall

 

By Ed Diokno

John Chu

Jon Chu

Before he hit the big-time, and before Jon Chu was picked to direct the upcoming movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book Crazy Rich Asians and before he directed two of the sequels in the Now You See Me movie franchise, Chu could be found in New York City … Read more

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Jun 5, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Director Jon Chu and Other Asian Americans You May Not Know in Hollywood

Director Jon Chu and Other Asian Americans You May Not Know in Hollywood

posted by Randall
Jon Chu

Director Jon Chu

While all the attention on diversity is usually directed in front of the camera, those hired behind the camera may be just as important.

One of the few Asian American directors who has released a big Hollywood budget movie has a new movie coming out this Friday

Now You See Me 2 Read more

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May 26, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Director Says He Won’t Whitewash Crazy Rich Asians Movie

Director Says He Won’t Whitewash Crazy Rich Asians Movie

posted by Len Patel
Jon Chu

Jon Chu will director Crazy Rich Asians

The film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling 2013 novel, Crazy Rich Asians,won’t be whitewashed if director Jon Chu has his way.

The story of rich Asians living in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai is seen through the eyes of a Chinese American.

Chu who has directed G.I. Read more

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