‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Sequel Lands New Writer After Pay Controversy

A sequel for the highly successful ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie is underway with a new writer, replacing the original writers who left after a pay dispute.

Chinese-Australian writer Amy Wang will be the sole writer to replace Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli, the writers who helmed the first movie, Deadline reported.

Director Jon M. Chu’s sequel was already underway following the groundbreaking success of the first film, but production was halted after Lim quit the project in 2019 over pay disparity issues. Production has officially resumed with Wang’s onboarding.

Earlier this month, the film’s lead actor Henry Golding told E News that Chu and his team are still “trying to figure out the writing.”

Like the original film, the sequel will also be based on a book written by Singapore-born American writer Kevin Kwan, who wrote the best-selling trilogy Crazy Rich Asians (2013), China Rich Girlfriend (2015) and Rich People Problems (2017).

Golding and co-star Constance Wu are set to reprise their roles in the sequel.

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