Hollywood picks up Singaporean writer’s debut novel

CrazyRichAsiansNothing succeeds like success. While this year, three Asian writers published three well-publicised novels on the Asia’s new rich (Tash Aw’s Five Star Billionaire, Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians), one has been picked by Hollywood.

Hollywood has picked up the film rights to “Crazy Rich Asians,”  author Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel about three prominent Chinese families preparing for a lavish wedding in Singapore.

Color Force, the production company behind last year’s hit “The Hunger Games,” acquired the rights for an undisclosed amount. The film will be produced outside of the studio system, it said in a statement.

“This book has a great story — it is a real page turner that I believe has authentic global appeal,” said Color Force CEO Nina Jacobson, who will serve as one of the film’s producers. “My hope is to make a movie that resonates in both the East and the West.”

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