Wonderfully, Warner Bros and Color Force have hired up-and-coming Chinese-Australian writer Amy Wang to replace Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli for the screenplay of Crazy Rich Asians 2.
According to Deadline, there was a pay disparity controversy between the production companies and Lim and Chiarelli in 2019. Allegedly, Lim was offered up to 10 times less than her male counterpart to return for the sequel.
Wang will take on writing duties alone. Assumingly, she’ll return for the third planned movie too. Prior to her new role, she was a story editor on Netflix’s Brothers Son, to name an achievement.
Crazy Rich Asians was released globally in 2018. Likewise, it engrossed over $238 million worldwide, becoming one of the most successful romantic comedies of the decade. Equally, the movie directed by Jon M.Chu was one of the first major Hollywood blockbusters featuring a majority Asian cast.
Indeed, Constance Wu will return as NYU professor Rachel Chu along with her dreamy rich Singaporean boyfriend Nick Young, played by Henry Golding. In the first movie, Rachel attended a family wedding in Singapore with Nick, who she had no idea was from one of the richest families in Singapore. Certainly, one of the best comedies to watch.
Perhaps, Crazy Rich Asians 2 will be adopted from Kwan’s book China Rich Girlfriend, which takes place two years later, and follows Rachel’s relationship with her birth father who is a wealthy Chinese billionaire.