Director Jon M. Chu said of its success: "They thought we were gonna do 18m maybe 20m over the five days. but YOU SHOWED UP. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren't just insane rich ... they're China rich". Production on "China Rich Girlfriend" and "Rich People Problems", the follow-up books to "Crazy Rich Asians" in Kevin Kwan's trilogy, will be overseen by Color Force ("The Hunger Games") and Ivanhoe Productions ("Crazy Rich Asians"). Although the second film has not been officially greenlit, it is presumed that Chu will dive into it immediately following In the Heights.
Kwan left Singapore at age 11, first moving to Texas with his family, and has lived in the United States since then, Singapore media said.
Singapore's ultra-wealthy often lead more conservative, low-key existences than their peers in other parts of Asia. With a target on her back, she has to fend off catty socialites and hold her own against Nick's domineering mother (Michelle Yeoh) while remaining true to herself. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
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The film, with a mostly eastern Asian cast, has drawn criticism for not representing Singapore's multi-ethnic society. Also joining the project are producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and John Penotti. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the novel Crazy Rich Asians, by Kwan.
IN the hit Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, Singapore's super-rich drive Ferraris and Lamborghinis, travel on private jets, and party on a container ship transformed into a nightclub at sea.