The first trailer has arrived for Crazy Rich Asians, an upcoming comedy based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan.
We follow New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat) as she heads to Singapore to attend the wedding of her boyfriend’s best friend and, in the process, meet her man’s family. Turns out that his family isn’t just “comfortable,” they’re rich. Like, really rich. Rachel soon finds herself the target of jealous socialites and of his disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh).
G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Now You See Me 2 helmer Jon M. Chu directs this potentially crowd-pleasing picture, which appears to be hitting highly familiar beats with a sweet energy. If done well, culture-focused, family-oriented comedies have the capacity to bring in the droves. Here’s hoping for a charmer.
Crazy Rich Asians, also starring, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Henry Golding, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii and Nico Santos, will be hitting US cinemas on August 17 and arrives in Australia on August 30.
Official synopsis for Crazy Rich Asians:
The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. 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.