Here's the latest scoop on the film adaptation of the bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians: an actor has been cast to play the lead role of Nick Young, and he is very handsome.
World, meet Henry Golding:
Henry, who's half-English and half-Malaysian, will play the Singaporean-Chinese scion Nick Young. Coincidentally, Henry is currently based in Singapore and has experience being a travel host. This film marks his big screen debut. [via Hollywood Reporter]
Here's a synopsis of Crazy Rich Asians:
The story follows Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
The role of Rachel Chu has already been given to Constance Wu, best known for her role in the comedy sitcom Fresh Off The Boat.
Michelle Yeoh has also been cast to play Nick's overbearing mother.
Crazy Rich Asians recently had a casting callout early this year to search for its all-Asian cast.
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