Gemma Chan joins the cast of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

'Humans' star will play Astrid Leong in Jon M. Chu's adaptation of Kevin Kwan's bestselling novel.

More Crazy Rich Asians casting! Gemma Chan has joined Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding in the cast of Warner Bros. highly anticipated adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel.

Gemma Chan to Star With Constance Wu in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Chan, who can currently be seen in as the synth Mia in AMC's science fiction drama Humans, will play Astrid Leong, the beautiful Singapore socialite (also known as "The Goddess") who seems to have it all.

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.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, the film will start shooting in Singapore this spring with an all-Asian cast. Kwan is serving as executive producer.

Chan is originally from London. In addition to Humans, she has a key role in the upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight, and also recently appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Fans have been dream-casting the Crazy Rich Asians movie for years. It's worth noting that Rebecca Sun of The Hollywood Reporter suggested Gemma Chan for the role of Astrid back in 2015. As a fan of the book, it's really fun to see this casting finally come together.

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