The Crazy Rich Asians trailer teaser is released, introducing viewers to the film’s leads and teasing the debut of the full trailer next week. The adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel has been in the works since 2014, but didn’t get much forward momentum until director Jon M. Chu came aboard in mid-2016 to helm the movie based on a script by Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli. Later that year, Crazy Rich Asians was acquired by Warner Bros. and cameras began rolling in early 2017.
Based on Kwan’s experience growing up in Singapore, Crazy Rich Asians tells the story of Chinese-American Rachel Chu (Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu) and her boyfriend Nick Young (newcomer Henry Golding) as they attend his friend’s wedding. The couple travels to Singapore for the wedding, where Rachel meets Nick’s family and learns they are one of the wealthiest families in Malaysia, which introduces a whole set of complications to the visit. Now, fans of Kwan’s novel can get their first look at the adaptation of his novel in the trailer teaser for Crazy Rich Asians.
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The official Twitter account for Crazy Rich Asians released a 23-second teaser for the full movie trailer, announcing the official trailer will debut on Monday April 23. The teaser features an exchange between Rachel and Nick in which she calls him the “Prince William of Asia,” though he quips that he’s “much more of a Harry.” Watch the trailer teaser above.
In addition to Wu and Golding, Crazy Rich Asians stars Michelle Yeoh as Nick’s mother Eleanor Sung-Young, Chris Pang as Nick’s childhood friend Colin Khoo whose wedding they’re attending, Sonoya Mizuno as Colin’s fiancée Araminta Lee, Gemma Chan as Nick’s cousin Astrid Leong-Teo, Harry Shum Jr. as Astrid’s ex-fiancée Charlie Wu, Awkwafina as Rachel’s Singaporean college friend Goh Peik Lin, and Ken Jeong as Peik Lin’s father Goh Wye Mun.
As evidenced by the Crazy Rich Asians trailer teaser, the film will dive into the wild and extravagant life lead by Nick’s family and friends in Singapore. Additionally, there will no doubt be plenty of drama mined from the various relationships between Nick’s family and friends, especially as they meet Rachel, who comes from a much different world as a Chinese-American. While we don’t get to see too many of the characters in this first teaser, the full trailer will no doubt reveal more of the people who populate this story, particularly Nick’s mother as played by Yeoh.
Crazy Rich Asians is set to release later this summer, so it makes sense for Warner Bros. to kick off promotion for the film. While fans got a first look at the movie via a magazine photoshoot earlier this year, this trailer teaser is the first official footage released from the film. It teases a fun and compelling adaptation of Kwan’s story, though we’ll get a better idea of what to expect from Chu’s movie when the full trailer debuts next week.