Some may not acknowledge the ‘pride’ of having Philippines’ Queen-of-All-Media Kris Aquino, who had a cameo in the upcoming movie version of the best-selling 2013 novel of the same title—‘Crazy Rich Asians’—her appearance is both a ‘feat’ and a ‘highlight’ in the screenplay written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, as described by the book author himself, Kevin Kwan.
A grand wedding between Singapore’s most eligible bachelor, Colin Khoo (Chris Pang), and a fashion icon, Araminta Lee (Sonoya Mizuno), is where New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) along with her long-time boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding) are both heading. Colin and Nick are best friends. On their way to the Lion City, Nick neglected to mention about his family to Rachel; especially the few key details about his life.
Nick is 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, the disapproving mother Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. In that particular momentous occasion, Rachel met a character portrayed Aquino.
In a video clip from Milken Institute 2018 Global Conference that showed Curtis Chin moderating the said conversation with Kevin Kwan. Kwan revealed that Aquino is part of the Warner Bros. Pictures film.
Kwan confirmed that Aquino is in the film, “She is definitely in the movie. She is the highlight of the movie.”
Kris, who has been raving about it back then and the truth is revealed, finally that she really is part of the film and not just a rumor. According to TeenVogue.com, she is playing a Malay princess named Intan.
The said film will feature an international cast of stars, apart from Wu, Golding and Yeoh, they are joined by Gemma Chan (‘Humans’), Lisa Lu (‘2012’), Awkwafina (‘Ocean’s 8’, ‘Neighbors 2’), with Ken Jeong (the ‘Hangover’ films), Jimmy O. Yang (‘Silicon Valley’), comedian Ronny Chieng (‘The Daily Show’), Remy Hii (‘Marco Polo’), and Nico Santos (‘Superstore’).
Ivanhoe Pictures’ John Penotti (‘Hell or High Water’) produced the film, with executive producers Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland, and Sidney Kimmel.
The Asian-dominated romantic flick was entirely shot in Singapore and Malaysia. Jon M. Chu is the director and the first Hollywood film to do an Asian-majority cast since 1993’s ‘The Joy Luck Club’.
in a quarter century, since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club. It is set for release on Wednesday, August 15.