Michelle Yeoh and Constance Wu in the same film? Shut up and take our money!
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the Malaysian actress will be joining the “Fresh Off The Boat” star in Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians”. The film, which will feature an all-Asian cast, has a screenplay written by Peter Chiarelli (from “The Proposal”) and Adele Lim (from “Lethal Weapon”).
Constance Wu also took to Twitter to express her excitement on working with Yeoh. She wrote, “I am so excited to get to act with such an extraordinary actress, Michelle Yeoh!!! Dream come true!!”
Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, “Crazy Rich Asians” follows Nick Young, a history professor at NYU, and his girlfriend and fellow professor Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu). 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.
Yeoh will be taking up the role of Eleanor Young, Nick’s controlling mother who disapproves of Rachel.
The Malaysian actress was most recently seen in Luke Scott’s directorial debut, “Morgan”. Moreover, it was announced that she will be appearing in CBS’ series, “Star Trek: Discovery”. Yeoh first rose to international fame through 1997 James Bond film, “Tomorrow Never Dies”.