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
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.
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
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: Retaliation… Read more
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
By Ed Diokno
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
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
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