Warner Bros. would be silly not to move forward with a Crazy Rich Asians sequel. Not only has the delightful rom-com of a movie made an impressive $35.3 million in its first five days in theaters, but it is changing the face of Hollywood in the process. Not to mention, there are two more books in the Kevin Kwan series on which the film is based just waiting to be adapted.
According to THR, while the sequel has not yet been officially greenlit by Warner Bros., director Jon M. Chu is planning on returning for a follow-up, with producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and John Penotti, as well as screen writers Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim set to return as the studio moves forward with development. Chu has a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights on the docket before returning to the world of Crazy Rich Asians. Warner Bros. has the option for all three books in the trilogy.
The second book in the trilogy is called China Rich Girlfriends and follows Nick’s cousin Astrid (Gemma Chan, in the film) as she reconnects with her first love Charlie Wu (played by Harry Shum Jr. in the film’s mid-credits epilogue). The book also follows Rachel (Constance Wu) and Nick (Henry Golding) as they go to China to find Rachel’s father, and Kitty Pong (Fiona Xie), the actress we see dumping Alistair (Remy Hii) for Bernard Tai (Jimmy O. Yang) in the first film.
More news on the Crazy Rich Asians sequel as we hear it.