It’s no secret that success tends to beget more success, and this is an especially true adage in Hollywood, where money talks. And it’s triply true for films that break new ground, proving that an old assumption made in the business is actually wrong. Case in point: Crazy Rich Asians, an Asian-led romantic comedy that is KILLING it at the box-office.
With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that a sequel to the film is already in the works over at Warner Bros. According to Variety, director Jon M. Chu will be returning to helm the flick, along with a good chunk of the core creative team of the first one, including screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.
Crazy Rich Asians made around $35 million in its first five days, got a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and received an A CinemaScore grade, meaning that audiences were very pleased with the film they saw. Clearly, this movie is succeeding on pretty much all the right levels, proving once again that a cast doesn’t have to be white in order to make money.
This is an especially cool thing to see since the author of the book on which the film is based passed up a seven-figure Netflix deal because he wanted to see an all-Asian cast on the big screen. It goes to prove that he was right and that audiences were ready to put down money to see representation in the business.
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