Is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Getting a Sequel?
It's official: Crazy Rich Asians is likely getting a crazy rich sequel.
Variety has confirmed that Warner Bros. has started development on a sequel to the hit rom-com.
Director Jon M. Chu is slated to return for the sequel, as is the domestic box office-topping film's original creative team.
Crazy Rich Asians opened with an impressive five-day total of $35 million last weekend, marking the largest launch for a romantic comedy film in years. It currently holds 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Kevin Kwan's novel that the film was based on is part of a trilogy, which includes two other titles: China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems. If the sequel is greenlit, it will likely follow Kwan's second novel in the series.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has the option for Kwan's entire published trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter writes.
"We have a plan with Kevin for the next two films," producer Brad Simpson told the publication.
Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Gemma Chan, Kris Aquino and Awkwafina.