The film based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel “Crazy Rich Asians” will be released next summer, .
Warner Bros. announced that the comedy will open in theaters on Aug.17. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu, whose previous credits include “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “Now You See Me 2.”
The movie is based on Kwan’s breakout 2013 hit novel, a comedy of manners about a New York woman who travels with her boyfriend to his native Singapore, only to find that his family is composed of fabulously rich socialites.
The novel is the first in a bestselling trilogy; its sequels, “China Rich Girlfriend” and "Rich People Problems," were published in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
Writing for , Nicole Lee called “China Rich Girlfriend” “a celebration and an insider take-down, validating contemporary Asian culture and its consumerist aspirations as much as it pokes fun at it.”
According to the , the film adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians” will be “the first Hollywood studio movie with an all-Asian cast.”
The film will star Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, and Constance Wu.