A 'Crazy Rich Asians' sequel is officially happening and there's a new love story

A 'Crazy Rich Asians' sequel is officially happening and there's a new love story
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Crazy Rich Asians just premiered in the Philippines but we're already blessed with sequel news. Director Jon M. Chu and Warner Bros. have confirmed that they're already planning for China Rich Girlfriend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, development has started after Crazy Rich Asians' successful box office opening, garnering $35.3 million in the first five days. Although Warner Bros. hasn't greenlit the project, they've always been open to releasing all three adaptations of Kevin Kwan's novels.

"We have a plan with Kevin in the next two films," said producer Brad Simpson.

If you've already seen the film and stayed until the credits, you've seen that there was a hint on the sequel. The scene shows Astrid Leong (Gemma Chan) stealing glances at Charlie Wu (Harry Shum Jr.), who's believed to be her first love.

Those who read China Rich Girlfriend know that it'll revolve around Astrid and Charlie's love story, as well as Rachel Chu's search for her father. If you want to read the book before the sequel comes out, you better get on it, stat!

Who's excited for this?

Stars of Crazy Rich Asians shine bright at Singapore premiere

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    Actor Henry Golding (R) and his wife Liv Lo (L) arrive at the film premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians" at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on August 21, 2018.

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    Hundreds turned up at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday night (Aug 21) to greet the stars of the film Crazy Rich Asians at the Singapore premiere of the surprise Hollywood hit.

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    The main attraction was lead actor Malaysian-British actor Henry Golding, who plays Nick Young, the heir to a fortune amassed by Singapore's wealthiest family.

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    He was joined on the carpet by his wife, actress and fitness instructor Liv Lo.

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    Also present were Singapore actors Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua, Koh Chieng Mun, Fiona Xie, Selena Tan, Janice Koh, Amy Cheng and Constance Lau, as well as photographer Russel Wong and others.

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    Pierre Png and wife Andrea D'cruz

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    Director John M. Chu (R) and his wife Kristin Hodge

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    Fiona Xie, who plays Kitty Pong in the film.

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    Actor Chris Pang walks the emerald carpet in Singapore.

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    The film's weekend takings of over US$35 million (S$47.9 million) in the United States has far exceeded expectations for the romantic comedy, with many seeing its success as a sign that audiences are hungry for fun love stories, and will welcome films that feature non-whites in leading roles.

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    The film, based on the 2013 bestseller of the same name by novelist Kevin Kwan, opens in theatres in Singapore on Aug 22.

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    Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

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    Singapore actress Koh Chieng Mun.

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    Constance Lau

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    Janice Koh

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    Selena Tan

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    Producer John Penotti and guests pose at the film premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians"

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Singapore actors Fiona Xie, Pierre Png work the Crazy Rich Asians red carpet in LA

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