Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin KwanCrazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesnt know is that Nicks family home happens to look like a palace, that shell ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asias most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.
Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nicks formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insiders look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.
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It might feel like ten million years ago now, but there was only one film that anybody talked about last summer, and that was Crazy Rich Asians. Namely, with its predominantly Asian cast, it showed Hollywood that a cast can be something other than majority-white to become a box office smash. But did you know that actually, Crazy Rich Asians is only the first book of a trilogy? Okay, so it might be best to wait a little while before grabbing your popcorn and your ice blast, but it's still pretty exciting. Might as well, really. At the world premiere, director Jon M. Star Gemma Chan has also near enough confirmed a sequel is happening, revealing a second and third film are potentially already in writing stages.
Michelle Yeoh joined the cast as Eleanor Young, Nick's mother, in March accent Nick was described as having from the original book.
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Note: Contains spoilers for the Crazy Rich trilogy. Hollywood had a big year in when it came to representation in movies. Black Panther , released in February , went on to become the ninth highest-grossing movie ever. Then the summer saw Crazy Rich Asians breathe new life into the flagging rom-com genre with the story of an Asian-American economics professor Constance Wu and her brush with Singapore's wealthy elite. Both of these movies proved to Hollywood what many have known to be true: a movie doesn't need an all- or majority-white cast to be a massive hit. Crazy Rich Asians is based on the first novel in Kevin Kwan's trilogy, so a second book is ready and waiting for adaptation. Here's everything you need to know.
Major international hit tanks in China, underscoring for some the divide between Chinese motherland and Asian diaspora. Beijing, China - Frankie Huang could not hide her excitement when she heard that Hollywood blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians was going to be screened in China. For the Beijing-born, US-raised writer, the story of the daughter of a Chinese-American immigrant going to Singapore to meet her fiancee's traditional Asian family hit close to home. A Shanghai resident, Huang was eager to see how the film - based on the first book of a three-part series by Singaporean-US author Kevin Kwan - would be received on the mainland. It presented, she said, an opportunity for Chinese audiences to learn about and feel a connection to the wider Asian diaspora, and "feel part of this family". But in China , where the film opened on November 30 under the title An Unexpected Tale of Picking Gold, the response was starkly different. And while internationally buzz has already been building over Crazy Rich Asians' sequel - China Rich Girlfriend, which producers say will be filmed partly in Shanghai over the coming year - the abysmal performance of the first film at the China box office suggests dubious prospects for the series in the world's fastest-growing film market.