‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequel in Works With Jon M. Chu to Direct

Calvin Saunders
August 23, 2018

Male Singapore citizens are required to undergo two years of national service upon turning 18.

Kwan has lived in the U.S. since about 1990. Director Jon M. Chu is also planning to return and direct the sequels as soon as the script is ready and Warner Bros gives its full green-light."Let the audience ask for the sequel", Nina Jacobson told Deadline in an interview.

When contacted by Yahoo News Singapore, Mindef confirmed its statement to ST wherein it said that Kwan failed to register for national service in 1990 despite repeated notices to his overseas address, and that he stayed abroad without a valid exit permit.

His 1994 application to renounce his Singapore citizenship and a subsequent appeal had been rejected, the ministry said.

The big-screen version of Kwan's book - the first Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since Disney made "The Joy Luck Club" in 1993 - stars Constance Wu of ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" as Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor who follows her longtime boyfriend, Singaporean Nick Young, played by newcomer Henry Golding, to his homeland to attend his best friend's wedding and meet his family. If convicted of draft-dodging, Kwan faces a three-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $7,300 (S$10,000).

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Kwan himself comes from a prominent Singapore family.

"Crazy Rich Asians" was adapted from the novel by Kevin Kwan. Being on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.

After the smashing box office success of "Crazy Rich Asians," the landmark film is likely getting a sequel, the Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday.

The event took place at Capitol Theatre, one of Singapore's historic venues, and also attracted a bunch of local celebrities and the city's movers and shakers.

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