30 Nov '16, 9am

[Mothership] That Hollywood film about ultra-rich S’poreans is happening, and they’re casting actors now https://t.co/pXajgbwYBv

[Mothership] That Hollywood film about ultra-rich S’poreans is happening, and they’re casting actors now https://t.co/pXajgbwYBv

If you’re a fan of Crazy Rich Asians — that bestseller novel by Singaporean Kevin Kwan about ultra rich Singaporeans behaving badly, you would know by now that the book is being made into a Hollywood production. Now, casting calls have been opened for the leading and supporting roles, and they’re looking for Asians: Source . The casting notice by Terri Taylor Casting calls for actors for three roles — one American Chinese and two Singaporean Chinese. Interestingly, the Singaporean characters wanted are required to speak English with “barely a trace of an accent”. Not quite sure what that means, though, in the context of Singlish, which anyone who calls themselves Singaporean should possess a good grasp of. Source According to director Jon M. Chu in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, having an all-Asian cast is extremely important, and especially timely for a Hollywood...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/11/that-hollywood-film-about-ul...

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