We need this crazy splendid invitation. The first trailer for director Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s mega popular novel, Crazy Rich Asians, dropped Monday, April 23, and the fast-paced preview teases the many facets of wedding planning—and how it’s really done by the upper, upper echelon of the one percent.
The contemporary romantic comedy stars Constance Wu as Rachel,an American-Chinese college professor whose boyfriend Nick, played by Henry Golding, comes from a more mysterious background, which he hasn’t disclosed during their years of dating in New York City.
When the occasion finally arises for Nick to bring Rachel home to Singapore to celebrate his best friend’s wedding and to meet his family, Rachel is unprepared for, well, everything.
“Maybe his parents are poor,” Rachel’s mother suggests as they pack for her visit. But the situation turns out to be the exact opposite. As the two board their swanky, private portion of their plane, Nick simply shrugs, bares his dimple, and says of his family, “We’re comfortable.”
Ken Jeong’s character clarifies “comfortable” in different terms. “They’re just the biggest developers in all of Singapore,” he remarks.
Ensuing teaser clips include gorgeous, glittering jewels, plenty of romance, red carpet glam, and a breathtaking, brief preview of the wedding to come. There’s even a nod to the royals when Rachel suggests that her boyfriend is essentially the Prince William of Asia.
“That’s ridiculous,” responds Nick. “I’m much more of a Harry.”
The film itself, rated PG-13 and presented from Warner Bros. Pictures, stars an international ensemble cast including Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan and more. This is Golding’s feature film debut.
Watch the alluring first-look above. Crazy Rich Asians opens August 17, 2018.