Crazy Rich Asians is a frothy, late-summer comedy based on the first book of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Trilogy. From the author’s website:
“Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
“Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick’s formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should–and should not–marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider’s look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.”
The book was published in 2013 and became an international bestseller, translated into 12 languages.
If the movie is a hit, which seems likely, expect sequels based on the other two volumes of the trilogy, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
The release date is 17 August 2018.