Crazy Rich Asians is one of the most anticipated movies this summer and is the perfect blend of drama and opulence. Centering around the relationship between Nick and Rachel, the film follows the two as they arrive in Singapore where Rachel learns just how wealthy Nick’s family is and how much they disapprove of her relationship with their son. With the film’s premiere coming up on August 15, check out these 12 things you didn’t know about Crazy Rich Asians:
12. Based on a Book by the Same Name
Crazy Rich Asians is based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name. He wrote it in 2013 and followed it up with China Rich Girlfriend in 2015 and Rich People Problems in 2017. Producer Nina Jacobson purchased the rights to the book in 2014 so that she could adapt it into a film and then that same year partnered with US-based Asian film investment group Ivanhoe Pictures to produce the film. In 2016, Jon M. Chu was hired to direct the film adaptation and Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli wrote the screenplay.