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Adele Lim makes directorial debut with actress Ashley Park to ‘platform so much AAPI magic’

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The writer behind “Crazy Rich Asians” film adaptation, Adele Lim, is making her directorial debut with a Lionsgate comedy starring actress Ashley Park.

About the movie: Adele Lim, the “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” writer, is directing a comedic film in collaboration with Lionsgate and Point Grey Pictures, according to Variety

Jon M. Chu Stands With Adele Lim Over ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Pay Disparity

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu published an open letter in solidarity with Adele Lim, one of the film’s two screenwriters who decided to leave the sequels after being offered significantly less pay compared to her co-writer.

It’s unclear when exactly Lim left the project, but the situation reportedly stalled the production of Chu’s back-to-back sequels based on the second and third books in Kevin Kwan’s best-selling trilogy.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Writer Quits After Learning White Male Co-Writer Was Offered Over 8X More Money

Progress has been slow for the highly-anticipated, back-to-back sequels of Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” after co-writer Adele Lim reportedly left the project over a massive pay disparity issue.

Lim, who worked with Peter Chiarelli in adapting Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel to a global blockbuster, had a starting offer of $100,000-plus for the sequels, sources told the Hollywood Reporter.