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Filmmaker Jon M. Chu has addressed criticisms on his treatment of South Asian characters in his 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which featured an entirely Asian cast.
Better roles: Chu, who has been criticized for casting Brown actors as domestic workers in the hit film, told Insider that he should have made the characters “more human” instead of just being figures in the background.
Filmmaker Jon M. Chu has officially been chosen to direct the film adaptation of “Wicked,” the hit Broadway musical.
Jon M. Chu is reportedly in talks to direct a live-action remake of Disney’s 2002 film “Lilo & Stitch.”
The 41-year-old, known for helming “Crazy Rich Asians,” is already with the studio for the series “Willow” on Disney Plus, serving as director and executive producer.
“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu has lambasted an internet scam calling for Asian actors to audition for roles in the upcoming sequels of the 2018 blockbuster film.
The false notice, which arrived in the form of a sketchy press release, reportedly came from a Twitter user named “Alan Baltes,” who claimed to be an actor and a casting associate.
“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu responded to Brenda Song’s statement that she failed to audition for the blockbuster film because she was not “Asian enough” for its production team.
In a new interview with Teen Vogue, the “Dollface” star revealed that while she is a fan of Kevin Kwan’s trilogy, she “never got to read” for its first movie adaptation.
“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” director Jon M. Chu was reportedly kicked out of a New York screening of “The Farewell” that he sponsored himself in support of Awkwafina.
Last week the filmmaker announced on Twitter that he bought out a theater for a Saturday screening of the movie as part of the #GoldOpen movement, which aims to ensure opening weekend success for films featuring people of color.
The initiative, which aims to ensure opening weekend success for films featuring people of color, has recently become a tradition of sorts among Asian American artists in Hollywood.
A celebrity or filmmaker’s first time at the Oscars marks a memorable occasion, and for “Crazy Rich Asians” director, Jon M. Chu, his memory attending his first Academy Awards is a different kind of memorable.
Many celebrities receive their access into the Academy Awards through invitation, but the 39-year-old director recounted the time when he had to sneak inside the Oscars just to watch the prestigious award show.
Speaking to Hollywood Life on Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards — where the film was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture — Chu revealed that the upcoming sequels will show “more of the other characters.”
For the history-making phenomenon that it was, it comes as no surprise that many wanted to be part of Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Among them is Dwayne Johnson, who had to call his friend, director Jon M. Chu, after learning things a little too late.
Ken Jeong wanted to be in “Crazy Rich Asians” badly, similar to how he now feels about hosting the Oscars.
The blockbuster film, which was recently nominated for both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, is the first all-Asian picture to grace Hollywood in 25 years.