Speaking at Vulture Festival on Saturday, Wu suggested that the film’s progress depends on director Jon M. Chu’s schedule.
“I don’t know much about the production side of things,” Wu said at the Los Angeles event. “But I know that Jon wants to direct the next one, and all next year he’s directing ‘In The Heights.’”
According to Deadline, Wu is also unsure whether the plan follows the next two books in Kevin Kwan’s trilogy, namely “China Rich Girlfriend” and “Rich People Problems.”
Released in the aptly-called “Asian August,” “Crazy Rich Asians” grossed $26.5 million on its opening weekend at the U.S. box office.
It has also become the most successful Hollywood studio romantic comedy in nine years after finishing Labor Day with $117 million.
Warner Bros. reportedly confirmed the development of a “Crazy Rich Asians” sequel shortly after its release. Screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim will return to do the script.
In Kwan’s second book “China Rich Girlfriend,” Rachel Chu (Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding) head to China to find Rachel’s father, who she had never known.
While Wu will not be back for a “crazy rich” sequel soon, she is considering a role in the upcoming Jennifer Lopez movie “Hustlers.”
“I met the director of that movie and I really liked it. I liked the script, and I liked the director,” Wu said.
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