DEBUTS TRAILER AND POSTER
IN THEATERS AUGUST 17, 2018
RICH ASIANS follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance
Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry
Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited
about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting
Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected
to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that
he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest
families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being
on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites
and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking
aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love,
it can definitely complicate things.
Directed by Jon M. Chu ("Now You See Me 2") and based on the
acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan, the film features
an international cast of stars, led by Constance Wu ("Fresh
Off the Boat"); Henry Golding, making his feature film debut;
Gemma Chan ("Humans"); Lisa Lu ("2012"); and Awkwafina (upcoming
"Ocean's 8," "Neighbors 2"); with Ken Jeong (the "Hangover"
films") and Michelle Yeoh ("Star Trek: Discovery," "Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon"). The large starring ensemble also includes
Sonoya Mizuno ("La La Land"), Chris Pang ("Marco Polo"), Jimmy
O. Yang ("Silicon Valley"), comedian Ronny Chieng ("The Daily
Show"), Remi Hii ("Marco Polo"), Nico Santos ("Superstore")
and Jing Lusi ("Stan Lee's Lucky Man").
Color Force's Nina Jacobson ("The Hunger Games" films) and Brad
Simpson ("World War Z"), and Ivanhoe's John Penotti ("Hell or
High Water") produced the film, with Tim Coddington, Robert
Friedland, Sidney Kimmel and Kevin Kwan serving as executive
producers. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim,
based on the novel by Kwan.