“Crazy Rich Asians” Casts Constance Wu, Awkwafina and Begins Filming in Kuala Lumpur

Awkwafina, Gemma, Ronnie

One of the most highly-anticipated Asian American films in recent years is now filming in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. Pictures), directed by Jon M. Chu and based on the bestselling book by Kevin Kwan, has cast Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Gemma Chan (Humans), Ronnie Chieng (The Daily Show), rapper Awkwafina (Nora Lum, Oceans 8), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and newcomer Henry Golding as the male lead. Read more about the project in our interview with director Chu.

The film also stars Chris Pang (Marco Polo), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex-Machina), Jing Lusi (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man) and Singaporean actors Pierre Png, Fiona Xie and Tan Kheng Hua.

Get a sneak peek with these posts from the, writer, director and cast:

  Shit just got CRA… #CrazyRichAsians where you at @kevinkwanbooks !!!!   A post shared by Jon M Chu (@jonmchu) on

Hi guys + A post shared by Constance Wu (@wonstancecoo) on

  Got that killer crab burger from @breakfastthieveskl, awesome job guys!   A post shared by Henry Golding (@henrygolding) on

KL squad – @gemma_chan @ronnychieng A post shared by Nora (@awkwafina) on