That didn’t take long.
A sequel to the “Crazy Rich Asians” is already in development at Warner Bros., Variety has confirmed. Jon M. Chu will return to the follow-up, along with the creative team behind the acclaimed romantic comedy.
“Crazy Rich Asians” topped the domestic box office last weekend when it opened with a five-day total of $35 million. That’s a solid start, not just because the movie carries a modest $30 million price tag, but it’s the biggest launch for a rom-com in recent years.
The groundbreaking film arrives as Hollywood is being pressured to feature greater diversity on screen. “Crazy Rich Asians” has been lauded as the first studio film in over 25 years since 1993’s “Joy Luck Club” to feature a nearly all Asian-American cast.
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