Watch the first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians

Rosalie Gross
April 23, 2018

Like Crazy Rich Asians, this August's comedy that assembles a dream team of Asian actors for what looks like a lavish, indulgent, and amusing summer romp.

The trailer highlights the challenges that Rachel experiences trying to fit into Nick's life in Singapore, mainly the unsubtle hostility and disapproval of his mother Eleanor Sung-Young, played by the legendary Michelle Yeoh. Though the idea that perhaps his parents aren't all that wealthy and that's why he keeps quiet about them does float through her mind, Rachel learns that it's the exact opposite: Nick's family is "crazy rich".

To which Nick responds with: "That's ridiculous, I'm much more of a Harry".

A tussel ensues between the mother and the lover in which Rachel doesn't seem in a mood to back down.

"Daaamn, Rachel, he's like the Asian Bachelor!".

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"I know you're not what Nick needs", she frankly quips in one scene.

"There should be so many more movies, so many more TV shows, so much more media out there that really gives an accurate representation of our country, of Canada, of the world", he said last summer, following he published the trilogy's final book, Rich People Problems.

All the single women of Singapore's upper class are after Nick, so Rachel attempts to navigate around the drama while others try to bring her down.

Warner Bros. unveils the first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, Jon M. Chu's adaptation of Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name. "I think when she looks at Rachel, she's like, 'You are totally wrong for this, because you don't even have a concept of what you're coming into'". Established stars such as Michelle Yeoh and Ken Jeong round out the actors.

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