Based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” is the first major studio film since “The Joy Luck Club” 25 years ago to feature a predominately Asian cast.
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Before the film’s opening, the creators of “Crazy Rich Asians” made news by reportedly turning down a big pay day from Netflix to distribute the film instead going with a theatrical release. The creators argued that they wanted to give the landmark film the most exposure possible.
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