“Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan’s new novel, “Sex and Vanity,” was picked up by Sony Pictures and SK Global Entertainment as a potential movie earlier in July.
“Sex and Vanity” follows the story of Lucie Tang Churchill, a half-Asian and half-English American heiress who finds herself in a romantic predicament between her WASP fiancé and her former fling, George Zao, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
After an extensive search, CBS has cast Max Willems as the lead in Kevin Kwan and Warner Bros TV’s pilot for “The Emperor of Malibu.”
Willems will play the role of Auggie, the son of a new Chinese billionaire who announces his engagement to Kate, his college girlfriend and an American woman with “old money.”
The Singaporean-American novelist continues to ride the success of the 2018 film, which grossed $232 million in global ticket sales.
Warner Bros.’ history-making film “Crazy Rich Asians,” directed by Jon M. Chu, will add another achievement to its growing list as the film is set to receive a Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award.
“Crazy Rich Asians,” which is a film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s novel of the same title, features a big-name all-Asian cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii, Nico Santos, and Michelle Yeoh.
“Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan is wanted in his native Singapore for allegedly defaulting on the state’s mandatory military service.
In a statement on Wednesday, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence said that Kwan avoided national service, stayed overseas without the required exit permit and failed in his attempt to renounce his citizenship in 1994.
Social media is abuzz with early reactions to “Crazy Rich Asians” which recently held its Hollywood premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Many Asians and Asian Americans have waited all year for August to roll around — the month that “Crazy Rich Asians” gets released in theaters (on August 15).
As many eagerly wait until they can witness history being made with the first all-Asian cast in a Hollywood film since 1993 with the “The Joy Luck Club,” a recent profile by The Hollywood Reporter on the film’s creation has revealed several interesting behind-the-scenes points, including one part of the dialogue that could have been disastrous for the film.
As the release date of “Crazy Rich Asians” draws ever nearer, articles pop up every now and again praising Kevin Kwan’s firm stance against Whitewashing his cast — especially the main female lead, Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu).
While the novel’s name would make it seem like an all-Asian cast is a no-brainer, that wasn’t always the case; as the story goes, a producer approached Kwan with the idea to make Chu’s character a White woman, to which Kwan adamantly refused, insisting that Chu remained Chinese-American.
Kevin Kwan, author of the hit novel “Crazy Rich Asians”, still believes that his upcoming feature film will be a success in the United States with its all-Asian cast, despite Hollywood’s infamous tendency to whitewash ethnic roles.
“Crazy Rich Asians”, the film adaptation of Kwan’s 2013 book, will introduce an all-Asian cast under its roster. This will be the first time that a romantic comedy film in Hollywood won’t feature a White actor in its cast.
The upcoming adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel “Crazy Rich Asians” just added actor and dancer Harry Shum Jr. to its stellar cast.
The “Glee” star will join an all-Asian cast including Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), newcomer Henry Golding, Gemma Chan (“Humans”), rapper Awkwafina, and many others.
The English actress, whose parents are from Hong Kong, will play Astrid Leong in the Warner Bros adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, according to Variety.