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'Crazy Rich Asians' film adaptation starring Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)

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'Crazy Rich Asians' film adaptation starring Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)

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Seriocomic best seller (first of a planned literary trilogy) about ultra wealthy Chinese families living in Singapore gains momentum with sitcom star Wu negotiating for the lead role

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/c ... ans-960077
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chimaican wrote: Soon to be recast with a white actress I'm sure.
So azns are the upper class now and whites are working class or hillibillies. How about the rest?
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chimaican wrote: Soon to be recast with a white actress I'm sure.
You mean if Asian people actually go out to watch the movie cause its possible they don't.
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thechampion116 wrote: You mean if Asian people actually go out to watch the movie cause its possible they don't.
That's impossible! Hollywood is kowtowing to Mainland China for production money.
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What I mean by my comment is that Hollywood has white-washed Asian characters in the past, so it wouldn't surprise me if they change around the script.
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thechampion116 wrote: You mean if Asian people actually go out to watch the movie cause its possible they don't.
China is second biggest box office country in the world...They don't go-to movies? Sure lol
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What about Crazy Rich Russians and Crazy Rich Arabs?
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Becks wrote: What about Crazy Rich Russians and Crazy Rich Arabs?
Those have already been typecast like crazy which white dude
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Asian females have no problem getting roles. They appeal to yellow fever white males. Asian males always get casted as white guys. Look at Netflix's Iron Fist or Dr. Strange.

The rich chinese are getting a lot of social media attention. First time they have this much wealth so its all new.
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squall458 wrote: Asian females have no problem getting roles. They appeal to yellow fever white males. Asian males always get casted as white guys. Look at Netflix's Iron Fist or Dr. Strange.

The rich chinese are getting a lot of social media attention. First time they have this much wealth so its all new.
The source material for "Iron Fist" has always portrayed the character as a white male — one who was adopted by a secret order of Asian monks.

The Dr, Strange director explains why 'The Ancient One' gender and race was changed...
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this been done before with rich asian in vancouver right? end up with someone getting murdered
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They've casted all the major roles

Henry Golding, who recently nabbed the highly coveted lead role of Nick Young in Warner Bros. adaptation Crazy Rich Asians, has signed with Paradigm.

Director Jon M. Chu set out on a worldwide search to find the male lead for his film. Golding will star opposite Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu — the project is his feature film debut. He grew up in London and currently is based in Singapore, and he has experience hosting several TV travel shows.

In Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's hit book, Golding will play the love interest of Rachel Chu (Wu), a U.S.-born Chinese economics professor. She and Nick travel to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, she discovers that Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Michelle Yeoh stars as Nick's mother, Eleanor Young, while Gemma Chan will play Astrid.
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