'Crazy Rich Asians' sets a release date

See you at the movies next August.


Mark your calendars. Crazy Rich Asians has a release date. Warner Bros. has announced that the comedy, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding, will be released on August 17, 2018.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Stakes Out Mid-August Date

Directed by Jon M. Chu and adapted from the hugely popular novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians centers on three wealthy Chinese families as they prepare for Singapore's wedding of the year.

The story follows Rachel Chu, a Chinese American economics professor who accompanies her boyfriend Nick back to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. That's when she realizes Nick's family is crazy rich, he is 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 down.

With the release date down, I imagine we'll be getting a trailer soon, right?

Crazy Rich Asians wrapped filming in Asia over the summer. By most accounts, it's the first major Hollywood studio feature to feature an exclusively Asian cast in over twenty years -- since 1993's The Joy Luck Club. The international cast includes Wu, Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Ken Jeong, Jimmy O. Yang, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina, among others.

At the moment, Crazy Rich Asians is scheduled to open against the sci-fi film Captive State with John Goodman and Vera Farmiga, the puppet comedy The Happytime Murders with Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph, and the crime thriller Three Seconds with Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman and Clive Owen.

Crazy Rich Asians is the first book in a bestselling trilogy. It was followed up by China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems in 2017. That means, of course, that there's sequel potential if Crazy Rich Asians does well at the box office. Damn. This is, like, our Lord of the Rings.

August 17, 2018. If I could buy tickets right now, I would.

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