Director Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Now You See Me 2) is tapping social media platforms to reach out to new talent to cast in his upcoming film “Crazy Rich Asians.” Based on the acclaimed worldwide best seller by Kevin Kwan, the highly anticipated romantic comedy from Warner Bros. Pictures is set to commence filming in April 2017.
From January 19th to February 10th, social media users are invited to post a video of themselves to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube with the hashtag #CrazyRichAsiansCasting for a chance to be part of the film. The focus of the casting search is people 18 and older who are able to play Chinese-Singaporean or Asian characters – whether aspiring actors, unique personalities, fans of the book or simply those excited to try something new. Entrants will be asked to provide some basic personal info, read for a brief scene, and, most of all, have fun. Further details and guidelines can be found at www.CrazyRichAsiansMovie.net.
Directed by Chu, the film adaptation is being produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, who produced The Hunger Games films, and John Penotti, who served as executive producer on Hell or High Water. Crazy Rich Asians will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.