Picture this: A Hollywood movie about ultra rich Singaporeans, in which two of the leading roles are played by Malaysians. #represent
We are, of course, talking about the upcoming rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, starring former 8TV Quickie host Henry Golding (in his first Hollywood film!) as male lead Nick Young and Datuk Michelle Yeoh as his controlling mother, Eleanor.
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, American-born Rachel Chu (played by Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu) finds herself in over her head when she finds out that her boyfriend Nick is one of Asia's wealthiest and most eligible bachelors. Cue a lot of rich people problems and K-drama worthy complications.
It's been a long wait since the all-Asian cast (a first in 25 years for Hollywood!) wrapped production in June last year, but we finally have a trailer for the movie and it's a feast for the eyes right off the bat:
Aside from the aforementioned three, Crazy Rich Asians also stars Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Harry Shum Jr., Remy Hii, Chris Pang, Lisa Lu, Jimmy O. Yang, Malaysia-born Ronny Chieng, as well as Singaporean and Malaysian talents Fiona Xie, Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua, and Carmen Soo.
Directed by Jon Chu (Now You See Me 2), the movie was shot in Asia - primarily in Singapore and Malaysia - last year.
Here we have Michelle Yeoh looking regal and elegant as always
What's a movie about crazy rich people without an unbelievably extra (but totally stunning) party sequence, huh? :p
We're so excited to see more of these gorgeous set pieces (especially the Nyonya-inspired ones) and all the fancy fashion!
There's also at least two separate occasions where Nick Young seems allergic to shirts... not that we're complaining. :)
'Crazy Rich Asians' is set to hit cinemas on 23 August 2018
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