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Ahead of the release of Rich People Problems, the third installment of Kevin Kwang’s crazy successful Crazy Rich Asians books, comes this good piece of news: The movie version of the first book has finally found its Nick Young!

The Hollywood Reporter claims it is Singapore-based host Henry Golding who will play the fine, rich gentleman Nick who kept his family background a secret from his girlfriend, Rachel, to be played by Constance Wu, of Fresh Off The Boat fame.

According to the Straits Times, the 30-year-old Golding grew up mainly in the UK and moved back to Asia some nine years ago. His father is English and his mother is Malaysian; from the Iban tribe in Malaysia, in fact.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that Golding is a fresh face: The dude has never been in a movie ever.

More tidbits about the movie:

  • Michelle Yeoh will be playing Eleonor Young, Nick’s mother who’s not particularly fond of Rachel
  • News about the Asian leads are but the tip of the iceberg: The movie will feature an all-Asian cast
  • Jon Chu will be directing the film, and
  • the screenplay will be written by Peter Chiarelli (The Proposal) and Adele Lim (Lethal Weapon TV series)



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