Wedding comedy ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ set for August 2018 bow

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A bestselling story about three Singaporean families in the lead-up to one of high society’s most glamorous weddings will make its theatrical debut in August 2018.

“Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name, has been given an August 17, 2018 release date for North American audiences.

The story follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat”), a US college professor who accompanies boyfriend and fellow academic Nick (debutant Henry Golding) to a family wedding in Singapore, only to discover that he is actually from an extremely wealthy family and is highly sought after by a caché of eligible women.

There she meets Nick’s formidable mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh, “Tomorrow Never Dies”), his supremely well-off best friend Colin (Chris Pang, “Marco Polo”) and a cadre of cousins and potential suitors for Nick.

After the success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Kwan went on to pen follow-ups “China Rich Girlfriend” and “Rich People Problems.”

Directing the comedy is Jon M. Chu, who built his career on the “Step Up” franchise and several Justin Bieber concert recordings.

He most recently steered the live-action adaptation of a 1980s cartoon “Jem and the Holograms” and then oversaw a box office smash in heist thriller “Now You See Me 2.”

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