After a period of almost 4 years since Warner Bros. originally started production on the Crazy Rich Asians movie, actor Henry Golding has provided an insight into the film.
Actor Henry Golding provides an update on the production of Crazy Rich Asians 2 after the passage of almost 4 years since Warner Bros. originally started working on the sequel.
The 2018 version of the romantic comedy was adapted from Kevin Kwan’s book of the same name, which was published in 2013. The story follows Chinese-American academic Rachel Chu as she travels to Singapore with her lover Nick Young to attend the wedding of Nick’s closest friend.
After landing, she discovers that Nick is from one of the wealthiest families in the nation, and she suddenly finds herself the focus of interest due to the fact that she is an American from very humble origins.
The cast of Crazy Rich Asians included Constance Wu, Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Liu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno, Ronny Chieng, and Jimmy O. Yang. Constance Wu leads the cast. Other cast members were Gemma Chan, Lisa Liu, and Awkwafina.
The romantic comedy, which was directed by Jon M. Chu and released to generally favorable feedback from reviewers and audiences similar, was lauded for the appearances of its entire cast as well as its screenplay and production layout, and it was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: one for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, and the other for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Wu.
WB has already begun production on a sequel to the film Crazy Rich Asians, despite the fact that there is a possibility that the project might not even get off the ground very soon.
The movie’s budget was just $30 million, but it has already made over $238 million, making it a huge financial smash.
Henry Golding provided an update on Crazy Rich Asians 2 when he was promoting his part as Henry Crawford in the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion for E! Online.
The performer, who is 35 years old, said that he “can’t wait to get back to Singapore” again for the next sequel. However, he also dropped a hint that he and the rest of the cast may not be returning to the Southeast Asian nation any time soon. Look out what Golding had to say down below:
“I always bug [director Jon M. Chu] about it and he tells him the same thing every time: They’re trying to figure out the writing. I know they’re working on it, but hopefully sooner than later.”
The Crazy Rich Asians 2 latest update starring Henry Golding could be a letdown for some who were fascinated with the first film, but it might not be a shock to folks who have been following the production of the movie from the beginning of its production cycle.
Despite having Chu, Wu, Golding, and Yeoh, as well as co-writer Adele Lim, expected to return for the adjustments of Kwan’s sequel novels, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems, the production was derailed in 2019 when Adele Lim left the project as a result of a pay disparity issue. Initially, the progress of the adaptations had been fast-tracked.
In response to Lim’s claim that the poor salary deal was the result of sexism and discrimination in the entertainment industry, Chu expressed his backing for the writer and also noted that Lim had rejected a subsequent alternate offer made by WB.
Lim’s commitments to the initial movie’s script, which she co-wrote with Peter Chiarelli, seem to have been obviously significant enough just to sidetrack additional progress on the sequel.
This is supported by Golding’s assertion that the progression of Crazy Rich Asians 2 has majorly been stopped because of difficulties in “launching” the texts of the starting point.
Due to the fact that Chu is presently working on translating both Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and Wicked for the large stage, it is possible that moviegoers might not be able to experience the sequel to the romantic comedy for quite some time.
While we wait for the second season of Crazy Rich Asians, you can watch the first season of Crazy Rich Asians right now on HBO Max.