Following its massive success both critically and commercially, “Crazy Rich Asians” isn’t getting one sequel – it’s getting two.
Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have revealed to Deadline that the sequels will film back-to-back partly because of talent availability.
Director Jon M. Chu is currently working on a film adaptation of the musical “In the Heights” and so won’t be available to shoot until 2020. There’s also the issue of the much in demand cast.
As a result, they’ve decided to wait until Chu’s free and will then get him to helm adaptations of both of Kevin Kwan‘s follow-up novels “China Rich Girlfriend” and “Rich People Problems”.
It’s likely (but not confirmed) Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Sonoya Mizuno, Awkwafina, and Michelle Yeoh will all be back. Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli are working on the scripts for both right now.
The first film has amassed nearly $238 million worldwide and was just nominated for two major Golden Globes.