Two sequels to Crazy Rich Asians to shoot back to back
Two sequels to hit comedy Crazy Rich Asians are to shoot back to back in 2020.
Crazy Rich Asians was adapted from the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan and followed American-born Chinese economics professor Rachel, who accompanies her Nick boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding.
Nick has told her little about his family life, but she soon discovers that her boyfriend comes from a ridiculously wealthy family with a dark past and that every woman wants him. That leaves her with a host of difficult decisions.
Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh all starred, with Now You See Me 2's Jon M. Chu in the director's chair.
The film has been a hit, taking over $230 million at the box office, and producers Warner Bros want to move quickly to lock in the sequels with both shooting back to back.
According to Deadline, producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have stated that they will wait for Chu to complete work on his adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In The Heights before he begins work on the sequels. The sequels will be based on Kwan's books China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
This means that, at the earliest, the first sequel will emerge in 2021.