Director Jon M. Chu said while sequels to the hit romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians” are in the works, he and producers are not currently casting for “new lead roles,” as falsely indicated by a phony press release and social media post, which have since been taken down. Chu took to his Twitter account on […]
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is squarely in Rose Tico's corner. Chu has taken to social media to urge Disney+ to make a Star Wars series revolving around Resistance member Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran in the Star Wars films The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. "Ok @disneyplus. Put […]
Movie version of Tony-winning musical gets updated to include references to DACA and the plight of Dreamers.
Jon M. Chu says that he would never make those comments about the actress.
Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace have joined the cast of Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights,” producer Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter on Thursday.Barrera will play Vanessa, while Grace will play Nina. Corey Hawkins was previously announced as Benny, while Anthony Ramos is starring as Usnavi.In the Broadway production of “In the Heights,” which won the Tony for Best Musical and Best Original Score, Benny falls in love with Nina, the girl who “made it out” of the upper Manhattan Washington Heights neighborhood. Nina is enrolled in Stanford, drops out and returns home, where Benny works for her father. Benny dreams of opening his own business but has to deal with Nina’s father, who refuses to accept Benny and Nina’s relationship.Also Read: Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' Movie Adds Corey Hawkins to CastThe musical was created by Lin Manuel-Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes and follows a bodega owner in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.“In the Heights” had originally been set up at The Weinstein Company. However, Hudes and Miranda regained control of the film rights in the aftermath of the company’s downfall following the sexual assault and harassment accusations against Harvey Weinstein, and TWC’s subsequent bankruptcy. Warner Bros. won an intense bidding war for the rights to the musical.Also Read: Anthony Ramos Set to Star in Warner Bros Adaptation of Broadway Hit 'In the Heights'Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs are also producing. David Nicksay, Jill Furman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller are executive producing.Barrera is a Mexican actress whose credits include the TV series “Vida” and “Perseguidos.” She is represented by UTA, Cross Over Entertainment and Wolf-Kasteler Public Relations.Grace is a singer who has recorded songs including “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Be My Baby” and “Day 1.”The studio has dated “In the Heights” for a June 2020 release. Hudes is penning the script with Marc Klein (“Serendipity”).Read original story Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace Join Jon M Chu’s ‘In The Heights’ At TheWrap
The director tells ET his deal isn't done for the follow-up, but promises the movie -- not expected for a while -- is worth the wait.
Other honorees include 'The Good Place' standout Manny Jacinto, 'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon M. Chu and 'Queer Eye's' Tan France.
Is Jon M. Chu directing the sequel and the possible third movie in the “Crazy Rich Asians” franchise? While he is reportedly on board, Chu tells Variety it’s not official yet. “I’m down to do the next two movies. We’ve been talking a lot about it, but we still have to close my deal on […]
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 […]
Fans of the book have a very specific reason to cheer for a short, but important sequence that comes midway through the closing credits of “Crazy Rich Asians.”