Friday, April 16

“Crazy Rich Asians” Movie Reaching Out To The AAPI Movie Goers

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Some of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ cast were on hand for the special preview, including, from left, Nico Santos, Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Jimmy O. Yang and Awkafina. via Jimmy Yang Instagram

Contance Wu, Henry Golding and Awkwafina issued a message to the Asian community in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

The casts of Crazy Rich Asians isn’t taking anything chances. They want to make sure to reach out to their communities and peers.

In the brief video below which includes snippets from the movie, the cast asks for support for the Asian American and Pacific Islanders movie.

The movie has already generated much buzz with an early screening last month in L.A. before many in the Asian American community. The preview generated lots of positive reviews on social media.

The initial tweets are mixture of overwhelming, tears, joy, pride, and emotional.

From director John M. Chu, “It’s not a movie, it’s a movement.

And we get this from from Andre J. Daughtry. He said what, I’ve been thinking : Crazy Rich Asians is to AAPI as Black Panther is for African Americans. That’s putting a lot of pressure on the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel.

Take a look at the sampling of the responses below for yourself.

The movie is scheduled to be released August 17.