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Talk for a trilogy

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is on a roll. One week after the film’s theatrical debut, the Hollywood Reporter reported that a sequel to the romantic comedy is already in the works, and that ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M Chu, as well as the creative team from the first movie, will return.

Warner Bros. has not officially greenlit the sequel but is “moving forward with development.”

THR also confirmed that Warner Bros has the rights to author Kevin Kwan’s entire trilogy – ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘China Rich Girlfriend’, and ‘Rich People Problems’ - which, as of now, it intends to pursue and develop. “We have a plan with Kevin for the next two films,” producer Brad Simpson told THR.

The second film (which, if it follows the novels, will be named ‘China Rich Girlfriend’) would most likely pick up with Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), the first film’s protagonist, and her engagement and wedding to Nick Young (Henry Golding), scion to the eponymous crazy rich Asian family.

It would also likely formally introduce the character Charlie Wu (played very briefly in the first film by Harry Shum Jr) to the ‘Crazy Rich’ cinematic universe. Charlie is a major character in the books, with a storyline connected to Nick’s cousin Astrid (Gemma Chan), one of the main characters in the first film. Vox


 

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