Meet the ‘Ex Machina’ Star Who Was Just Cast in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

The cast of Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” keeps growing, with Japanese actress Sonoya Mizuno being the latest to hop onboard the project.

Mizuno will join Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan in the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name.

She will play Araminta, the soon-to-be bride of Nick’s (Golding) best friend, Colin, who also happens to be a major fashion icon in Singapore, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Directed by Jon M. Chu with Kwan and Ivanhoe chairman Robert Friedland serving as executive producers, “Crazy Rich Asians” follows Chinese-American economics professor Rachel Chu (Wu), who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown in Singapore for his best friend’s wedding.

Rachel discovers that Nick is the heir to an extremely wealthy family and is the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every woman in this upper class society wants her out of the picture.

Mizuno played the AI assistant Kyoko in Alex Garland’s 2014 sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” opposite Oscar Isaac, and will star in the follow-up film, “Annihilation”.

The Japanese-born ballerina-turned-actress also appeared as one of Emma Stone’s roommates, Caitlin, in “La La Land,” and will be seen in MGM’s post apocalyptic love story, “The Domestics.”

The all-Asian cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” just keeps getting better and better, so dance like nobody’s watching.

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com