Attention, Asians: Director Jon M. Chu (you know him best as the name behind “Now You See Me 2”) wants you to audition for his new film based on the hit novel “Crazy Rich Asians.”
“You may or may not know that it’s the first all-Asian cast for a Hollywood studio [film] in a long, long time, so it’s a huge step for representation and a great opportunity to showcase all talented Asian actors out there,” Chu said in a video casting call announcement.
Chu requested hidden talents from all around the world to post a two-minute tape to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube with the hashtag #CrazyRichAsiansCasting.
“We really wanted to open up the process because we know how hard it is to get in the door of a movie, especially for Asian characters of different shapes, ages, sizes and talents,” he said.
The search will focus on finding actors to cast as Chinese-Singaporean or Asian characters. The producers of “The Hunger Games” films, as well as John Penotti, who executive produced “Hell or High Water,” are on board the project. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the movie.
The best-selling book, written by Kevin Kwan and released in 2013, details the life of Nick Young, a New York professor and heir to a wealthy Singaporean family, and his girlfriend, Rachel Chu, who is American-born Chinese.
Filming begins in April, and audition tapes are due Feb. 10. Head on over to CrazyRichAsiansMovie.net for more information!
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— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) January 20, 2017