Awkwafina joins the cast of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Filming has begun on Warner Bros.' adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling book.

More Crazy Rich Asians casting news.... Rapper/actress Awkwafina joins the likes of Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan and Michelle Yeoh in Warner Bros' adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Awkwafina

Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor who travels to her boyfriend Nick's hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to discover that Nick is heir to a massive fortune, he's perhaps he 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 down.

Awkwafina will play Peik Lin, Rachel's college friend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film's ensemble also includes Chris Pang (Marco Polo), Sonoya Mizuno (La La Land), Jing Lusi (Stan Lee's Lucky Man) and Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show), as well as a number of Singaporean actors in supporting roles, including Pierre Png, Fiona Xie and Tan Kheng Hua.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, the film has started shooting on location in Singapore and Malaysia. Kwan is serving as executive producer.

Awkwafina, aka Nora Lum, is best known as a rapper, but she's been rapidly building up her acting career, with roles in Neighbors 2 and the upcoming Ocean's Eight, an all-female spinoff of Ocean's Eleven.

More here: Filming Commences on "Crazy Rich Asians"

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