Crazy Rich Asians has landed its male lead, casting Henry Golding to play Nick Young.
Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu is starring
in the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s hit book about the lives of wealthy
Chinese families living in Singapore. Jon M. Chu is directing the Warner
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics
professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Golding) hometown of
Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out:
Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most
eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied
social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her
Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well
as Ivanhoe president John Penotti, are producing. Kevin Kwan will serve
as executive producer along with Ivanhoe chairman Robert Friedland.
Courtenay Valenti and Jon Gonda will oversee the project for Warner
With plans to feature an all-Asian cast, the filmmakers have set out on a worldwide search to find the stars of Crazy Rich Asians.
Golding, whose father is from England and his mother from the Iban
tribe in Sarawak, Malaysia, is a true discovery. He is currently based
in Singapore after growing up in London, and has never been featured in a
film, but has experience hosting for TV travel shows. He is represented
by management company FLY Entertainment in Singapore.
I love to imagine the Shards’ participation in the creation or discovery of ‘humanity’ on their worlds, because really, some of these local versions of humans are so far removed from Yolen’s original ‘humans’…
Devotion and Dominion: well,
we’ve created nice, normal humans here for the most part, but what about the
ones too packed with Investiture to stay that way?
Devotion and Dominion: …
[look at each other]
Ruin: okay, good, we’ve
pretty much replicated humans right (I think) with the addition of some cool
new metal powers. we contributed equally. right? right. and I get to kill
them all later
Preservation: [looks up
from imbuing humans with some of his own self]
Endowment: huh, there’s already people here? imma pick the
ones I like and make them SUPER TALL and SMOKIN’ HOT
Honor: dear. dear, can we
please try to make normal humans
Cultivation: NO NO NO okay
look at this if we cross this strain
with the natives then they get STONE FINGERNAILS. LITERAL STONE.
Cultivation: and if we
incorporate this version then instead of stone nails you get hair and skin that’s
metallic gold HOW COOL IS THAT
Cultivation: AND THESE ONES
GET SHELL-CRUNCHING MOLAR PLATES AND SUPER JAW STRENGTH
Cultivation: and they’re
all gonna display hair colour inheritance by PERCENTAGE
Cultivation: and that’s not
even getting to the Invested ones