An Updated Look At The Cast Of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Ruben Diaz
May 19,2017
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Just when you feel like you know the entire cast for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming “Crazy Rich Asians,” a film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name, a new cast member is announced.

As a way to keep you updated, here’s a list of who’s in so far!

 

Henry Golding

Henry Golding
Henry Golding

A newcomer with travel host credits to his name and no prior film credits, Golding will play Nick Young, a New York professor who is heir to a massive Singaporean fortune, and who brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend Rachel, a fellow professor, along with him back home.

 

Constance Wu

Constance Wu
Constance Wu

Wu, who is known for role as Jessica Huang in ABC’s comedy series “Fresh Off the Boat,” will be playing as Rachel Chu, a professor who’s Nick’s girlfriend.

 

Michelle Yeoh

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(Naomi Lipowski / Creative Commons)

Yeoh, the Chinese Malaysian actress who is best known for her roles in the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies,” as well as in the martial arts classic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” will play Nick’s mother, Eleanor.

 

Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong

Jeong, who just saw his ABC show “Dr. Ken” canceled, will be joining the cast, but his role is currently not known.

 

Gemma Chan

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Known for her roles in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and “Human,” Chan will play as Astrid Leong.

Awkwafina

Awkwafina
Awkwafina

New-York based rapper Awkwafina, known for her roles in “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “Storks,” is set to play as Goh Peik Lin, Rachel’s college friend.

Ronny Chieng

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Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show)

Chieng, a senior correspondent on “The Daily Show,” is signed up to play a supporting role in the the film.

Nico Santos

Nico Santos (NBC)
Nico Santos (NBC)

Santos, who currently co-stars as Mateo on NBC’s comedy “Superstore,” will be joining the cast — we don’t know what role he’s playing yet.

Jimmy O. Yang

Jimmy O. Yang (HBO)
Jimmy O. Yang (HBO)

Yang, an actor and comedian best known for starring in the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley,” is signed up to play a supporting role in the film.

Sonoya Mizuno

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Mizuno, who was in “Ex Machina,” will play Araminta Lee, the wedding’s bride.

 

Chris Pang

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Pang, who’s been seen in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” will play Colin Khoo, Nick’s best friend and the groom of the story’s big wedding.  

Remy Hii

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Hii, known for his role on Netflix’s “Marco Polo” and Australian mini-series “Better Man,” will play Alistair, Nick’s cousin.

 

Pierre Png

Png, a Singaporean actor known for his roles in “The Eye” and “Chicken Rice War,” will play a supporting role in the film.

Fiona Xie

Xie, a Singaporean actress known for her roles in “Rule Number One” and “The Golden Couple,” will play a supporting role in the film.

 

Tan Kheng Hua

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Hua, a Singaporean actress known for her role as Margaret Phu in “Phua Chu Kang,” will play a supporting role in the film.

 

Jing Lusi

Lusi, who has been in projects like “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man” and “Survivor,” will play a supporting role in the film.

 


The film focuses on the life of Nick Young, a New York professor and heir to a wealthy Singaporean family, and his girlfriend, Rachel Chu, who is American-born Chinese. The comedy is being directed by Jon M. Chu, and will be filmed entirely in Singapore and Malaysia.

Filming began last month.

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