It’s official guys, this year’s surprise hit “Crazy Rich Asians” has surpass all expectations and emerge as the top grossing rom-com in 10 years!
Warner Bros. has already green lit the sequel, “China Rich Girlfriend”. Of course, that’s going to take a while. If you’re already missing your favourite actors from “Crazy Rich Asians”, you’re not alone. Fret not though, the cast has plenty of projects coming up. Let’s delve into it, shall we?
1. Henry Golding
As the new Hollywood heartthrob, the Malaysian star’s 2nd movie sees him starring opposite Blake Lively (he plays her husband) and Anna Kendrick in “A Simple Favour” (out in Malaysia 11th October). He’ll also be portraying a gay British-Vietnamese man in “Monsoon”.
That’s not all! It’s been confirm that he’ll be collaborating with “Mother of Dragons” Emilia Clarke in another rom-com, “Last Christmas”. The Paul Feig-directed movie is co-written by Emma Thompson.
2. Constance Wu
Constance Wu has returned to filming the 5th season of “Fresh Off The Boat”, where she’s reprising her role as Jessica Huang. Movie-goers can also check her out in the horror-comedy “All the Creatures Were Stirring” this Christmas. She’s also the voice of the character Molly in animated film “Next Gen”.
Come 2019, fans will get to see the 36-year-old actress in another animated feature, “Wish Dragon”, which centres on a boy and a dragon who grants wishes. Jackie Chan and John Cho are also part of the voice cast.
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Following her well-loved roles in “Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians”, Awkwafina is set to play Yu in 2019’s “Paradise Hills”. It’s about “a mysterious boarding school that perfectly reforms wayward girls to fit their surroundings’ exact desires”. We also can’t wait to LOL when voices a character in “The Angry Birds Movie” sequel.
4. Michelle Yeoh
It was recently announced that Yeoh will produced a film about Jho Low, the person believed to be responsible for the 1MDB money-laundering scandal. “Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, And The World” is written by Wall Street Journal’s journalists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope.
We’re also excited to see her star opposite “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista as Sis Ha in the upcoming “Ip Man” spin-off, “Master Z: Ip Man Legacy”. In addition, she’s also appearing in sci-fi action flick “Boss Level” with Mel Gibson, Chinese fantasy film “Nezha”, and an animated film Blazing Samurai (about a dog dreaming of becoming a samurai).
5. Gemma Chan
Chan will look totally unrecognisable when we see her in Marvel’s upcoming “Captain Marvel” as Minn-Erva/ Dr Minnerva (from the alien Kree race). She’s also playing Bess Of Hardwick (who befriends Queen Elizabeth I) in “Mary Queen Of Scots”.
6. Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is about to hit the big screen again with Halloween flick “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”. He’s also starring opposite Michelle Yeoh in next year’s “Boss Level” where’s he’s playing Chef Jake.
7. Sonoya Mizuno
The actress who played Araminta Lee in “Crazy Rich Asians” is now series regular on Netflix’s new show, “Maniac”. Starring alongside Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, she plays Dr Azumi Fujita, an inventor of the world’s most powerful supercomputer.