News just in that Henry Golding will play Nick Young in the film adaptation of Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians. The film that will be directed by Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2) will also see Michelle Yeoh as Nick’s controlling mother Eleanor Young and our favourite Fresh off the Boat actress Constance Wu as female lead Rachel Chu.
The Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the novel will feature an all-Asian cast as mentioned by Chu to Entertainment Weekly: “Now it’s like the audience is demanding [an all-Asian film], and we can prove that there is a community out there [for the film], and they will come see an Asian male can be the lead, an Asian female doesn’t just have to be the sexy vixen or whatever it may be. We can have all walks of life, all shapes and sizes, all ages of Asians, and be entertained.”
Here's Jon M Chu and Constance Wu giving the good news:
Production is set to begin in April 2017 in Singapore and Malaysia. Congratulations Mr Golding!