The movie "Crazy Rich Asians" will premiere in theaters on Aug. 15 with some crazy high hopes. Based on the best-selling 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, it's also the first Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since 1993's "Joy Luck Club." A glossy romantic comedy about a woman (Constance Wu) who discovers just how wealthy her Singaporean boyfriend (Henry Golding) and his family are, "Asians" is coming at a time when statistics are shockingly poor: Last year, only 5 percent of the characters in the 100 top-grossing films were of Asian descent. The stakes for "Crazy Rich Asians" were underlined in a recent Hollywood Reporter story about Kwan and the movie's director, Jon M. Chu, who revealed they turned down a wildly lucrative offer from Netflix to pursue a traditional movie deal. "Jon and I both felt this sense of purpose," Kwan told THR. "We needed this to be an old-fashioned cinematic experience, not for fans to sit in front of a TV." Here, a closer look at the cast.Michael Tran/FilmMagic CONSTANCE WU Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images HENRY GOLDING
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