CRAZY RICH ASIANS AT #AAJA18
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is proud to partner with Warner Bros. for an exclusive screening of Crazy Rich Asians at #AAJA18 in Houston on Wednesday, August 8 at 8:00pm! Stay tuned for more ticket and reservation details. AAJA will be providing transportation to and from the Marriott Marquis and the screening venue. You must be registered for the AAJA convention in Houston, TX to attend the screening.
Terms & Restrictions:
You must be registered for the AAJA convention in Houston, TX to attend the screening (registration is subject to verification)
Tickets are provided on a first come, first serve basis
Only one (1) ticket per convention attendee is permitted
All tickets are non-transferrable
Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) directed the contemporary romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan.
The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
Crazy Rich Asians features an international cast of stars, led by Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Gemma Chan (“Humans”), Lisa Lu (2012) and Awkwafina (upcoming Ocean’s 8 and Neighbors 2), with Ken Jeong (the Hangover film series ) and Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). The large starring ensemble also includes Henry Golding, making his feature film debut, Sonoya Mizuno (La La Land), Chris Pang ("Marco Polo"), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), comedian Ronny Chieng (“The Daily Show”), Remi Hii (“Marco Polo”) and Nico Santos (“Superstore”).
Color Force’s Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games film series) and Brad Simpson (World War Z), and Ivanhoe Pictures’ John Penotti (Hell or High Water) produced the film, with executive producers Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland and Sidney Kimmel serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the novel Crazy Rich Asians, by Kwan.
The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Vanja Cernjul (“Marco Polo”), production designer Nelson Coates (Fifty Shades Darker), costume designer Mary Vogt (Kong: Skull Island) and editor Myron Kerstein (Going in Style). The music was composed by Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron).
Crazy Rich Asians was filmed entirely on location in Singapore and Malaysia. It is set for release on August 17, 2018.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with SK Global Entertainment and Starlight Culture, a Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Electric Somewhere Production, Crazy Rich Asians, a Jon M. Chu Film. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company. This film is rated PG-13.