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Crazy Rich Asians Sequel Film in Early Development

Exactly one week into its wide theatrical release and Crazy Rich Asians is getting a sequel.

After exceeding industry estimates by earning over $35 million after its opening weekend, the romantic-comedy led by an all East Asian ensemble cast officially has a sequel greenlit by Warner Bros. Still poised to open overseas, the critically acclaimed adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel of the same name has already earned over $45 million total in its first full week on a reported production budget of $30 million.

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Starring Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu, the film follows a Chinese-American woman accompanying her boyfriend to his home in Singapore for a wedding only to discover he is quietly one of the richest men in the country.

An instant hit with audiences and critics alike, Crazy Rich Asians boasts a rating of 93% on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. The studio is currently early in negotiations to potentially bring back on director Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) and writers Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

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While Kwan had written two sequels to his original novel, 2015's China Rich Girlfriend and 2017's Rich People Problems, it is unknown if the film sequel will adapt either of the subsequent novels.

Based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is directed by Jon M. Chu. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, and Ken Jeong. It is currently out in theaters everywhere.

(via CNN)

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