The first official “Crazy Rich Asians” trailer has finally dropped ahead of the eagerly-anticipated movie’s August release date.
The upcoming flick is one of the most anticipated summer comedies and is the first film in 25 years to be released by a major Hollywood studio featuring an Asian-American director and all-Asian cast.
The film follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she and her longtime boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding) travel to Singapore to attend his best friend’s wedding and meet Nick’s family for the first time.
When they arrive, Rachel discovers that Nick has been keeping a big secret from her: not only does he come from one of Singapore’s wealthiest families, he’s the country’s most sought-after bachelor, as well.
The new trailer also suggests Rachel and Nick’s mom Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) could have a huge showdown, with the latter saying: “I chose to raise a family. For me, it was a privilege, but you might think it’s old fashioned.”
However, Rachel hits back: “If Nick chose me, he would lose his family. If he chose his family, he might spend the rest of his life resenting you.”.
The latest clip comes after Warner Bros. shared a short teaser for the upcoming romantic comedy, directed by Jon M. Chu and based on the bestseller by Kevin Kwan.
In addition to Wu and Golding, other stars in the film include Ken Jeong (“Dr. Ken”), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), Nico Santos (“Superstore”) and Harry Shum Jr. (“Glee”).
Stars Wu and Golding appeared on Monday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to debut the trailer and discuss the film.
Wu explained, “It’s a love story between us and the obstacles that happen when you meet the family.
“All the girls in Singapore want him and I don’t know that, so I get there [to his best friend’s wedding] and I’m bullied because they’re all trying to get at this hunk,” she added of her on-screen other half.
“Crazy Rich Asians” hits theatres on August 17.