The break-out romantic comedy may not have quite reached our screens in the UK yet, but there’s already a sequel in the works…
Crazy Rich Asians premiered last week in the US (September 14 is the release date here in the UK) to largely unanimous critical acclaim and a record-breaking $35.3 million (£2.8 million) in its five-day opening at the box office.
It tells the story of Rachel (Constance Wu), an economics professor who accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding, my new internet boyfriend) to meet his mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) and family in Singapore, never knowing that he’s the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest and most elite families. Perhaps more importantly, though, is the fact that it is the first film from a major Hollywood studio to feature an entirely Asian American, Australian and British cast in 25 years – and people really want to see another.
As it turns out, their plea is being met because according to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros are officially moving forward with a sequel.
That’s right: due to the box office success of the film, a second is on its way. Featuring the same brilliant cast line-up, along with the original director Jon M. Chu, producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, John Penotti, and writers Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, the follow-up looks set to be just as incredible as the first.
Based around the bestselling novels of Kevin Kwan, it looks likely that Crazy Rich Asians is the first of a trilogy: the next two films will most likely be China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
“We have a plan with Kevin for the next two films,” producer Simpson told THR.
Naturally, people have taken to Twitter to share their excitement.
“Girl, Crazy Rich Asians is going to have a sequel. I am crying. It’s what they deserve!,” one user posted.
Another user posted: “Okay but what do I have to do to BE IN the Crazy Rich Asians sequel? Sell my soul? Bc done.”
We’re on board.
Crazy Rich Asians will hit UK cinemas on 14 September.
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