EXCLUSIVE: Emmy nominated Barry producer and scribeis ready to pen a derivative of which can middle across the Gemma Chan character of Astrid Younger Teo and her romance with Charlie Wu, performed by Harry Shum Jr. within the unique film.
I hear that Kim got here in with a dynamite pitch for the lovebirds’ story, and. swooned for it. The undertaking is in early improvement.
Word, the Loopy Wealthy Asians sequel stays in improvement, and it’s being penned by Amy Wang. Each the spin-off and Loopy Wealthy Asians sequel shall be tied to Kevin Kwan’s second e book within the trilogy, China Wealthy Girlfriend. That e book, along with protecting Astrid and Charlie’s relationship, follows the Constance Wu and Henry Golding characters, Rachel and Nick, on a visit to Shanghai to search out the previous’s delivery father.
Astrid is the newly single cousin of Nick Younger (Henry Golding’s character), and within the Kwan books, Charlie Wu is her past love. They had been beforehand engaged, however Astrid’s dad and mom broke them up as they didn’t see Charlie as an acceptable husband. Astrid is thought for excellent magnificence and impeccable trend sense.
Within the Jon M. Chu directed film, Astrid learns that her husband Michael (Pierre Png) has been seeing a mistress. She reconnects with Charlie after they run into one another at Nick and Rachel’s engagement get together.
Loopy Wealthy Asians repped the first Hollywood studio film since 1993’s The Pleasure Luck Membership to star an all-Westernized Asian ensemble. The film made waves on the field workplace, debuting to $35.2M over 5-days and minting $174.5M home, $238.5M WW. The film obtained a characteristic forged ensemble nomination from SAG, received Greatest Comedy on the Critics Alternative Awards, and obtained a Golden Globe nomination for Greatest Comedy/Musical in addition to a nod for Comedy or Musical Actress Constance Wu.
Chu, Coloration Power’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, and SK International’s John Penotti are again as producers on the brand new spin-off undertaking.
Kim is at present producing Michelle Zauner’s characteristic adaptation of her novel Crying In H Mart with Stacey Sher for Orion.
On the tv facet, he’s growing a undertaking with Scooter Braun and Tablo at Amazon and a half hour collection with Blue Marble Footage and A24.
As well as, Kim’s unique musical KPOP will open on Broadway this fall, making historical past as the primary Broadway musical about Korean tradition and the recognition of the Okay-pop musical style.
Kim was a consulting producer on the HBO collection Divorce and the Netflix collection Love. He obtained a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Excellent Comedy Collection for Barry in 2019. Kim additionally received a Writers Guild Award for Greatest Comedy Collection for Barry in 2020.
He’s represented by Blue Marble Administration, WME and JSSK.
Along with China Wealthy Girlfriend, Warner Bros. has the choice for Kwan’s third Loopy Wealthy Asians novel, 2017’s Wealthy Individuals Issues.