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A ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ sequel ‘China Rich Girlfriend’ in the works



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  • Warner Bros. is reportedly moving forward with a “Crazy
    Rich Asians” sequel based on Kevin Kwan’s second book, “China
    Rich Girlfriend.”
  • Nothing is technically greenlit yet, but The Hollywood
    Reporter says the studio has plans to bring back director Jon
    M. Chu and the same screenwriters.
  • Chu is busy, about to direct an adaptation of
    Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights,” so it could be a while
    before production. 

“Crazy Rich Asians”
dominated the box office
 last week, earning $35.3
million for its 5-day opening. It’s the first romantic comedy to
earn more than $20 million in its opening weekend since 2015’s
“Trainwreck.” It also proved (yet again) that moviegoers want to
see diverse stories starring a diverse cast, and is a huge step
for Hollywood. 

And Warner Bros. is already planning to make a sequel. According
The Hollywood Reporter
, Warner Bros. is moving forward with
developing “China Rich Girlfriend,” Kevin Kwan’s second novel in
the “Crazy Rich Asians” series. The studio has the rights to all
three of Kwan’s novels in the series.

The creative team behind “Crazy Rich Asians” is set to return for
“China Rich Girlfriend,” with Jon M. Chu directing
again. Warner Bros. also plans to bring back bring
back screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim to adapt the
second novel, according to THR. 

Chu is currently busy and about to direct a film adaptation
of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” as well as the
third “Now You See Me,” so it could be quite a while before
production on “China Rich Girlfriend” gets

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