Crazy Rich Asians drops its first trailer and it looks exactly as funny and heartwarming as fans of the original novel want it to be.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the film is based on the 2013 novel written by Kevin Kwan.
'Crazy Rich Asians' Make It To The Big Screen
Crazy Rich Asians' story revolves around Chinese-American girl-next-door Rachel Chu (Constance Wu). She finds herself like a fish out of water when she accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to meet his entire family in Singapore.
"What about us taking an adventure east?" Golding's Nick asks in the trailer.
"Like, Queens?" Wu's Rachel asks, confused.
While she's of Chinese descent, Rachel is American through and through, even described in the trailer as "yellow on the outside, white on the inside."
The dashing Nick, as it turns out, is from an entirely different world — not just because he lives halfway around the globe, but also because he's part of one of the richest families in Asia and heir to the clan's formidable empire.
Ultimately, Rachel finds herself going up against the society scene and Eleanor, who is played by acting veteran Michelle Yeoh. The matriarch of the Young family disapproves of her son's girlfriend and is determined to get Rachel out of his life.
"Don't you want your son to be happy?" Rachel asks her.
"I know you're not what Nick needs," her potential mother-in-law responds.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first in a trilogy of novels by Kwan. The follow-ups are China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
The Impressive All-Asian Cast
Crazy Rich Asians is a groundbreaking movie, featuring an all-Asian cast in Hollywood for the first time in a major project since Joy Luck Club from 25 years ago.
"It's been too long since there's been an all-Asian cast," Yeoh, who's Malaysia-born, explains in Entertainment Weekly last year. "I've been very lucky to have worked on one before [2005's Memoirs of a Geisha], but they're too few and far between."
While audiences know Wu from the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, Golding is a brand new face in entertainment. The Malaysian-British star actually comes from a broadcast background, he says in a recent appearance with Wu in The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Other cast members of the film include Ken Jeong, Gemma Chan, and Jimmy O. Yang.
Crazy Rich Asians is slated to hit theaters on Aug. 17.