It was announced earlier this week (October 31) that the feature comedy flick Crazy Rich Asians based on the novel by Kevin Kwan has been slated for Summer 2018, Deadline confirmed Tuesday.
Following Kwan’s trilogy of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians will chronicle a California-born NYU economics professor named Rachel Chu and her boyfriend, Nicholas, whom she attends his wealthy best friend’s wedding. Unbeknownst to her, though, Nick, too, is also very wealthy, and his family, his mother Eleanor in particular, would like nothing more than for her son to marry someone of equal class and wealth. What transpires next is a flurry of family conflict, comedy and with a tinge of conspiracy.
Included in the all-Asian cast are Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu (Rachel) and newcomer Henry Golding (Nicholas), who will carry the starring roles. Other familiar faces like Hangover favorite Ken Jeong and Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. are also on board to star in the Jon M. Chu-helmed film.
In addition to the exclusive announcement, Entertainment Weekly recently shared a special behind the scenes sneak peek and photo shoot for the upcoming film, featuring Wu and Golding looking filthy rich as this week’s cover stars.
Check them out, below.
Crazy Rich Asians is due for theatrical release on August 17, 2018.