Crazy Rich Asians 2 welcomes new writer Amy Wang to replace Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim

Crazy Rich Asians 2, Amy Wang, Jon M. Chu

Warner Bros and Color Force have welcomed Amy Wang as the new writer of the Crazy Rich Asians sequel. Wang replaces Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim on the heels of controversy involving pay parity. Wang will fly solo as the writer of the Jon M. Chu sequel, for which plot details have yet to be revealed. A third film in the Crazy Rich Asians series has already been green-lit.

In Crazy Rich Asians, New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few details about his life. Not only is he 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, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) aiming her sights in Amy’s direction.

Wang is a story editor on Netflix‘s Brothers Sun from Brad Falchuk and Bryon Wu. She is currently writing and directing a horror movie for Paramount Players / QC Entertainment, and has directed episodes of Starz’s Blindspotting and Facebook’s The Birch.

Lim exited both Crazy Rich Asian sequels after discovering that she was being paid almost 10 times less than Chiarelli. Chu responded to the departure by supporting Lim’s decision, saying he was proud “that she was able to stand up for her own measure of worth and walk away when she felt she being undervalued.” Chu and Warner Bros met about Lim’s departure but were unable to reach an accord.

I really enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians a lot, and I’m looking forward to seeing what writer Wang comes up with for the sequel. Crazy Rich Asians 2 is bound to have plenty of eyes on it when all is finally revealed. I hope Wang is paid what she is worth and that the film can be released free of controversy.

Source: Deadline

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