Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Nico Santos, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh, and follows an American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend's family and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore.
The film was announced in August 2013 after the rights to the book were purchased. Much of the cast signed on in the spring of 2017, and filming took place from April to June of that year in parts of Malaysia and Singapore.
Crazy Rich Asians premiered on August 7, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and was released theatrically in the United States on August 15, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its performances, screenplay, and the production and costume design. It is the first film by a major Hollywood studio to feature a majority Asian American cast in a modern setting since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. As of October 2018, the film had grossed over $235 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing romantic comedy in a decade. A sequel is in development.