Jon M. Chu is a busy man. In addition to having the large display screen adaptation of smash hit musical Depraved (set to star Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo) to wrangle, and the Play-Doh film he’s engaged on with The Massive Sick author Emily V. Gordon that was introduced final week to determine, he’s additionally acquired the sequel to his extraordinarily profitable 2018 romcom Loopy Wealthy Asians on the playing cards – a movie that has a newly confirmed author within the type of Chinese language-Australian up-and-comer Amy Wang.
After Loopy Wealthy Asians took a cool $238.5 million on the world field workplace on a $30 million finances, it didn’t take lengthy for Warner Bros. to announce plans for 2 extra motion pictures. The primary movie was an adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s same-named satirical novel, which itself was the primary half in a trilogy – China Wealthy Girlfriend and Wealthy Individuals Issues being the second and third instalments – and so the framework was very a lot in place for Kwan’s exploration of sophistication, tradition, and fashionable romance within the presence of mega wealth to proceed on the large display screen.
As reported in Deadline, Wang – who has served as story editor on Netflix’s Brothers Solar, and is at present writing and directing a horror function for Paramount Gamers/QC Leisure – has now been introduced because the sequel’s sole scribe, after the primary movie’s writers, Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, exited the challenge because of a pay disparity dispute.
Loopy Wealthy Asians ended with the engagement of New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and loopy wealthy Younger inheritor Nick (Henry Golding), the couple having lastly gotten the blessing of Nick’s ‘previous cash’ household after the latter’s continued efforts to thwart the pair’s romance. A mid-credits sting additionally hinted at a spark being (re)ignited between Gemma Chan’s Astrid and a anonymous character performed by Harry Shum Jr. Whereas the character’s title isn’t listed within the credit, followers of Kwan’s novels can be fast to level out that Shum Jr. is sort of actually Charlie Wu, Astrid’s ex-lover, whose relationship along with her is as central to the books – if no more so – than Nick and Rachel’s. Might they be the main target for the sequel? It will likely be some time earlier than we discover out…