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‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’: Constance Wu reveals production is ‘gearing up and getting ready’ to film

Constance Wu has finally shared a much-awaited update on the highly anticipated “Crazy Rich Asians 2,” claiming that “the wheels are moving.”

Speaking to reporters while on tour to promote her Amazon Prime series “The Terminal,” in which she appears alongside “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Chris Pratt, Wu revealed that she recently spoke with producer John Pinotti about the sequel.

YouTuber Joma Tech signs with ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ backer to make Bitcoin dramedy

  • Google software engineer-turned-YouTuber Jonathan Ma, known online as Joma, has signed a deal with Stars Collective, an entertainment company launched by “Crazy Rich Asians” backer Peter Luo.
  • For his first project, Ma, 32, will create a dark comedy drama about the origins of Bitcoin and Satoshi Nakamoto, the cryptocurrency’s mysterious creator.
  • Ma became a full-time YouTuber six months ago under the channel Joma Tech, producing informative videos and comedic skits for his now more than 1.74 million subscribers.
  • “Jonathan authentically connects to a generation of consumers who think differently and exhibit evolving entertainment consumption habits,” Luo said in a statement. “His following and strong fan engagement is a direct result of his intelligence, likeability, creative acumen, and natural ability to tell stories.”

YouTuber Jonathan Ma has signed a deal with Stars Collective, an entertainment company launched by “Crazy Rich Asians” backer Peter Luo, to make a dark comedy drama about Bitcoin.

The engineer-turned-YouTuber, known online as Joma, was signed by Stars Collective to a managing, development and production deal with the Bitcoin comedy drama as his first project, Deadline reported.

Fans debate casting of Henry Golding versus Simu Liu in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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  • Fans are sharing their thoughts on the Henry Golding versus Simu Liu casting debate after the Marvel star opened up about failing to land a role in the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians” despite auditioning four times.
  • Several Twitter users argued that Liu being cast as Nick Young would have made more sense.
  • “What does a malaysian/british actor know ab singapore?” one user wrote. “Most Singaporeans are ethnically Chinese anyway so Simu makes a lot more sense than a half white one but as i said yall LOVE the yts so get into it.”
  • Meanwhile, other Twitter users defended Golding's casting, pointing out that the film is set in Southeast Asia with Southeast Asian characters.
  • “Henry is half SEA. half Sarawakian. half Iban. guess where Crazy Rich Asians is set? SINGAPORE. A SEA COUNTRY. you should've picked a better argument…” one user argued.
  • Regardless of what fans are saying, Liu took to Twitter on Sunday to say that “Crazy Rich Asians” was “PERFECTLY cast just the way it was,” adding that it “paved way for all of us.”

Marvel star Simu Liu has renewed buzz surrounding the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” with fans now sharing their thoughts on the Henry Golding versus Simu Liu casting debate.

The Twitter discourse began after Liu appeared in an episode of the podcast “How To Fail With Elizabeth Day” on May 18 while promoting his newly released memoir, “We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story.”

Simu Liu was turned away from ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ because he didn’t have ‘it’ factor

  • Simu Liu revealed in a podcast interview that a lack of an “it” factor is the reason he was told why he was turned down for several roles in the 2018 hit “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  • The actor reflected back on the moment, saying, “It was at a time that was very difficult for me, I was trying to figure out whether I could be the lead character or whether I could only be a supporting character for my entire career.”
  • “I had to trust that I was talented, and I was watchable, and I was good,” he later learned.

Simu Liu has revealed that he was turned down from several different roles in the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” a moment he says took a blow to his confidence at the time.

The actor’s agent later informed him that the rejections were due to his lack of an “it” factor. 

Gemma Chan and Harry Shum Jr. to star in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ spinoff

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  • Warner Bros. has greenlit a “Crazy Rich Asians” spinoff that centers on Gemma Chan’s character Astrid Young Teo and her relationship with Charlie Wu, played by Harry Shum Jr.
  • The untitled project is currently in early development, with Emmy-nominated TV producer and screenwriter Jason Kim slated to write the script.
  • Both the spinoff and the official “Crazy Rich Asians” sequel will be based on “China Rich Girlfriend,” the second book in author Kevin Kwan’s best selling trilogy.
  • In the books, Astrid and Charlie were forced by Astrid’s parents to break up their engagement. A mid-credits scene in the original film, however, hints at a rekindling of their romance, following Astrid’s separation from her cheating husband.

A “Crazy Rich Asians” spinoff centered on Gemma Chan’s character Astrid Young Teo is now in early development.

Warner Bros. greenlit the project pitched by Emmy-nominated TV producer and screenwriter Jason Kim, who is set to pen the project. 

‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’ sets writer Amy Wang to replace Adele Lim, Peter Chiarelli following pay controversy

  • Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will replace Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli as the sole screenwriter for the highly-anticipated sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians.”
  • Lim exited the planned back-to-back sequel projects in 2019 after being offered only $110,000, in contrast to Chiarelli’s up to $1 million.
  • Wang has both writing and directing credits under her belt and is currently working on a horror feature by Paramount Players and QC Entertainment.
  • The announcement of Wang’s new role comes two weeks after “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding revealed that director Jon M. Chu has been “trying to figure out the writing.”

Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will pen the highly-anticipated sequel to Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” replacing Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli.

The news, first reported by Deadline, comes nearly two weeks after cast member Henry Golding told E News that Chu and his team have been “trying to figure out the writing.”