‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’ sets writer Amy Wang to replace Adele Lim, Peter Chiarelli following pay controversy
Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will pen the highly-anticipated sequel to Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” replacing Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli. The news, first reported by Deadline, comes nearly two weeks after cast member Henry Golding told E News that Chu and his team have been “trying to figure out the writing.” The stark pay difference was attributed to their respective experiences, as Chiarelli had worked on several feature projects, with Lim’s previous credits having primarily come from television.news.yahoo.com
'For the culture': The moment arrives for 'In the Heights'
Film Review - In the Heights This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Anthony Ramos in a scene from "In the Heights." Playing the role originated by Miranda, Anthony Ramos stars as Usnavi, a Dominican-American bodega owner with dreams of returning to the Caribbean. But Miranda believed strongly that “In the Heights” should help grow the Latino stars the industry has been lacking. “In a lot of ways, time has caught up to ‘In the Heights,’” says Miranda. “'In the Heights' was kind of this unicorn when it came out in 2008, especially when it came to Latino representation in commercial theater.wftv.com
New this week: 'In the Heights,' 'Loki' and 'Infinite”
The Stream This combination of images shows promotional art for, from left, "Infinite," a film streaming June 10 on Paramount Plus, "Loki," a series streaming June 11 on Disney Plus and "In the Heights," a film both in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, beginning Friday, June 11. (Paramount+/Disney+/HBO Max via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Summer movies are finally starting to heat up this week with the much-anticipated debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights." And at home, you can rewind and sing along to toe-tappers like no strangers will look at you weirdly. — Paramount+ is also making a big splash, offering up the new Mark Wahlberg-led and Antoine Fuqua-directed action pic "Infinite" free for subscribers on Friday.wftv.com
'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon M. Chu on Asian representation in Hollywood: 'I think the doors are opening now'
Perhaps best known for his work on 2018's "Crazy Rich Asians," Jon M. Chu has been working as a director in Hollywood since 2008. "I would say one of the biggest barriers for me growing up was the fact that people didn't think Hollywood was a place for an Asian-American director," Chu said. In the last few years, Asian representation in Hollywood has grown, but there's still room for improvement. "Crazy Rich Asians" tallied $238 million globally and was widely embraced by critics and audiences alike. "Crazy Rich Asians" focused heavily on how it feels for an Asian-American to go through a cultural identity crisis when traveling to Asia for the first time, Chu said.cnbc.com