Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the romantic comedy is based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name. The story centers on Rachel (Constance Wu), who accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited that she finally gets to meet his family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. She finds out that he comes from a rich family, and he is one of the most sought-after men in Asia. Check out the full trailer here below.
In the film, Rachel uses the trip as an opportunity to not only get to know Nick’s family, but get in touch with her Asian roots. For as one of her friends tell her, when speaking about Nick’s mother, “She just thinks you’re just some unrefined Banana. Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.”
To make matters worse, Nick’s mother, played by Michelle Yeoh, believes that Rachel isn’t the right person for her son. So it’s a tough situation, and despite Nick’s wealthy status, he’s got some friends and family that will support Rachel in hopes that she can stand up to his mother.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
The story follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
The film also stars Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii, and Nico Santos.
The trailer first appeared on The Ellen Show’s youtube page. Written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters on August 17, 2018.