‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’ sets writer Amy Wang to replace Adele Lim, Peter Chiarelli following pay controversy
Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will pen the highly-anticipated sequel to Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” replacing Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli. The news, first reported by Deadline, comes nearly two weeks after cast member Henry Golding told E News that Chu and his team have been “trying to figure out the writing.” The stark pay difference was attributed to their respective experiences, as Chiarelli had worked on several feature projects, with Lim’s previous credits having primarily come from television.news.yahoo.com
'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon M. Chu on Asian representation in Hollywood: 'I think the doors are opening now'
Perhaps best known for his work on 2018's "Crazy Rich Asians," Jon M. Chu has been working as a director in Hollywood since 2008. "I would say one of the biggest barriers for me growing up was the fact that people didn't think Hollywood was a place for an Asian-American director," Chu said. In the last few years, Asian representation in Hollywood has grown, but there's still room for improvement. "Crazy Rich Asians" tallied $238 million globally and was widely embraced by critics and audiences alike. "Crazy Rich Asians" focused heavily on how it feels for an Asian-American to go through a cultural identity crisis when traveling to Asia for the first time, Chu said.cnbc.com