Crazy Rich Asians: The personal stakes for director Jon M. Chu and the cast

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Jon M. Chu wants people to look back 10 years from now and not even remember that “Crazy Rich Asians” was a thing. This is the first major Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-selling novel. Chu and Kwan rejected a huge offer from Netflix to release the film in theaters. The film opens August 15.


Constance Wu and Henry Golding in "Crazy Rich Asians." Photo by Sanja Bucko.


Nico Santos and Michelle Yeoh in "Crazy Rich Asians." Photo by Sanja Bucko.


Director Jon M. Chu at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta.