High-end private property? Exotic supercars? Prestigious country club membership? These luxuries pale in comparison to what Singapore’s ultra-rich can flaunt – according to the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians film, that is.
Warner Bros. Pictures just dropped its first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians on Monday (Apr 23), giving a sneak peek at the glitzy, glamorous and possibly over-exaggerated lifestyle of unfathomably wealthy Singaporeans.
The trailer is chock-full of Singapore references, obviously, with shots of iconic landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens By The Bay in full glory as well as a panoramic view of the city skyline.
Blink and you might miss the split-second showcase of other less well-known locations like Newton Food Centre and local historic complex Chijmes.
Disappointingly, there isn’t an inkling of Singapore’s famous colloquial tongue “Singlish” in the trailer.
The romantic-comedy is based on the book of the same name by Singapore-born Kevin Kwan which was published in 2013.
It follows the story of young woman Rachel Chu who travels to Singapore to attend a wedding and meet her boyfriend’s family, only to discover their “crazy rich” status and become embroiled in awkward shenanigans.
The film features a star-studded cast which includes American actress Constance Wu who plays lead character Rachel Chu and Singapore-based TV presenter Henry Golding as Nick Young, Rachel’s boyfriend.
Local stars Pierre Png, Fiona Xie and Tan Kheng Hua as well as Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh also make appearances.
The film, directed by Jon M. Chu, is slated for release in August in Singapore and the US.
Check out the trailer here: