>> The Nick you're dating is Nick Young?>>
u guys know them or something?>> Hell, yeah.>> Crazy Rich Asians, the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, is about to hit theaters along with two other predominantly Asian films this month. And its director, John Chu, who is excited.
>> Much more of a Harry.>>
I hope it's Asian August as they're calling it. Every medium, everyone has a place to have great content and see that Asians are more than maybe what movies and TV has shown in the past.>> Crazy Rich Asians with Singapore's uber-wealthy as it's backdrop is a romantic comedy adopted from the book of the same name by Kevin Kwan.
>> I think it's important to acknowledge that it's been way too long since we've had an all-star Asian cast in a Hollywood studio movie. But at the same time, this is a movie for everyone.>> It's the first film since 1993, The Joy Luck Club to feature an all-Asian casts.
So why is that? Reuters' Hollywood correspondent, Lisa Richwine.>> The Asian community in the United States is about 6% of the people. And Hollywood usually wants a big mass market for their films. But we've seeing with movies like Black Panther which had an all African American cast that movies about different ethnic groups definitely can draw an audience.
This movie will be a real test of whether a movie starring Asian actress will also play well in the big US market.>> Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters across America on Wednesday. The two other predominantly Asian films coming in August, Sony Pictures Indie thriller, Searching. And the Netflix adaptation of young adult novel, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, staring an Asian teen.