Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding and director Jon M. Chu are coming to town for the movie's red carpet event on 21 August.
While Crazy Rich Asians is not the first big budget Hollywood production to be filmed in Singapore, it has a special status: it is based on a bestseller written by a Singaporean, and the story, populated by a cast of Singaporean characters, largely takes place in the Republic. Ironically, none of the main roles are played by Singaporeans - but the local actors cast in the movie still felt the pressure of representing the country.
“Fresh Off The Boat” star Constance Wu headlines the Hollywood adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians”. While the romance between her character Rachel Chu and the fabulously rich Nick Young (Henry Golding) is at the centre of the movie, as far as Constance Wu is concerned, Crazy Rich Asians is not a love story.
Several roads in Singapore will be closed to vehicles on three days for filming activity, the Singapore Police Force said in a news release on Friday (9 June). According to reports, the filming will be for Warner Bros.’s “Crazy Rich Asians”, which is shooting in Singapore and Malaysia.
CORRECTION at 7.40pm, 4 April 2017: This article has been corrected to remove an erroneous reference on Kane Lim as the son of billionaire Peter Lim and as the sibling of Kim Lim. All the buzz over casting announcements for upcoming movie “Crazy Rich Asians”, which will be filmed in Singapore, has piqued our interest to find out who exactly are the ‘crazy rich Asians’ residing here. Dhillon Lee, who is known to be the son of a Singaporean multi-millionaire, frequently posts selfies across his social media.