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Time to Burn Some Money! Jon M. Chu Is in Talks to Direct Crazy Rich Asians

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It’s been a dark time for Asian-Americans lately with a number of high-profile roles that could have — and many would argue, should have — gone to actors of Asian descent going to white actors. But here’s something to get excited for: THR reports Jon M. Chu, the director of popcorn flicks from the Step Up and G.I. Joe franchises is in talks to direct the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s national bestseller Crazy Rich Asians, a story of an American-born Chinese woman going to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s stupid-rich family. But if you’re worried that Emma Stone or Tilda Swinton might appear as the film’s protagonist Rachel Chu, rest assured that director Chu isn’t going to let that happen. After the news broke, Chu tweeted:

No yellowface here!

Jon M. Chu to Direct Crazy Rich Asians