The producers of “Crazy Rich Asians” are keeping their word and has casted another Asian for the movie.
The latest actor to join the movie is none other than Ken Jeong. The 47-year-old actor confirmed the news via his social media, as he retweeted several news site who reported the news. However, his role in the movie has yet to be disclosed.
Ken Jeong is best known for his role in the “The Hangover” movies as Leslie Chow. Apart from that, he has also starred in “Pineapple Express”, “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon”, “The Duff”, and more. His most current work is the recently concluded television series “Dr. Ken”, which was based on the actor’s own experience as a doctor prior to his acting career.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name. Originally written by Singaporean author Kevin Kwan, the film will be directed by “Now You See Me 2” director Jon M. Chu, with a screenplay by “The Proposal”‘s Peter Chiarelli and “Lethal Weapon”‘s Adele Lim.
It centres on Nick Young (played by Henry Golding) 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.
Other cast who have been confirmed to star in the movie are Michelle Yeoh, Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Sonoya Mizuno, and Awkwafina. It is reportedly the first Warner Bros. movie to have an all Asian cast.
Filming is currently underway in Singapore, with more scenes reportedly to be shot in Malaysia.
Source: Cinema Online.