It has long been in talks that the internationally-acclaimed novel, Crazy Rich Asians by Singaporean novelist Kevin Kwan, will have its pages spun into a movie. Word is finally out that… It indeed is! And guess who landed the male leading role of the movie?
None other than BAZAAR MAN’s previous cover star, Henry Golding! Husband to public personality Liv Lo, Golding thanks production houses Warner Bros, Color Force, and Ivanhoe Pictures, along with noted American film maker Jon M Chu for landing him this coveted role on his Instagram (@henrygolding). With his chiseled good looks, incredible talent, and captivating personality, why wouldn’t they?
The novel revolves around Nick Young (played by Golding), who returns to his hometown of Singapore from his life in New York for his best friend’s wedding. He brings along his girlfriend, Rachel Chu, along on the trip. It was only then that she realised the enormous wealth that Young is born into, which she was never aware of. Family drama soon entails.
So if you haven’t read the best-selling novel yet, catch the movie to find out what happens later on — when it’s released on the silver screen in the near future. Just FYI, Constance Wu of Fresh Off The Boat fame is slated to play Rachel Chu, and Asia megastar Michelle Yeoh is also part of the cast.
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By Syed Zulfadhli