Last year, it was reported that Warner Bros. acquired the rights to turn author Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel, titled “Crazy Rich Asians”, into a feature film.
With “Now You See Me 2” director John M. Chu attached to helm, the upcoming film will feature an all-Asian line-up, becoming one of the very few all-Asian cast films by an American studio.
The director took to social media to announce the casting for the film. In a YouTube video, Chu said, “It is a great opportunity to showcase the most talented Asian actors out there. We start filming in April, and I know how much undiscovered talent there is in the world.”
The audition is open to all Asians from around the world – be it China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, or America.
“We may not find anybody that fits or we may find the next big star. We really just want to open up the process because we know how hard it is to get in the door of a movie, especially for all-Asian characters of different shapes, sizes and talents,” he continued.
To audition, all you need to do is to submit a (less than) 2-minute long clip between now until 10th February 2017 on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube with the hashtag, #CrazyRichAsiansCasting. Be sure to set your privacy setting to public for your video to be found. More instructions can be found at the audition’s website.
“Crazy Rich Asians” follows Nick Young, who is a history professor at NYU, and his girlfriend and fellow professor Rachel Chu. When the couple travels back to Singapore to attend his best friend’s wedding, his secret is out. Nick is from a family that is worth $13 billion and he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down. It’s up to her to prove to his insanely privileged family that she’s worthy to be his wife.