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Crazy Rich Asians Trailer Shows Off Lavish, Luxurious Wonderland

The only thing better than being rich is being crazy rich.

Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the glimmering first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians during the April 23 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show

An adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she joins her longtime boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) as his plus-one to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. The trailer opens on Nick extending the invitation, explaining that now is the perfect time for Rachel to meet his family. 

"We've been dating for over a year now, and I think it's about time people met my beautiful girlfriend," Nick says. 

Rachel is wary at first, revealing that she hardly knows anything about her beau's relatives, and that every time the subject of family is brought up in conversation, the discussion always turns to another topic. Though the idea that perhaps his parents aren't all that wealthy and that's why he keeps quiet about them does float through her mind, Rachel learns that it's the exact opposite: Nick's family is "crazy rich."

"You really should have told me you're like the Prince William of Asia," Rachel says, to which Nick jokes, "That's ridiculous. I'm much more of a Harry."

Not only does Rachel have to impress Nick's posh family, particularly his mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), she also must escape the wrath of glamorous socialites who are jealous that she's in a relationship with one of the most eligible bachelors in all of southeast Asia. As Rachel's friend Peik Lin (Awkwafina) exclaims, "Rachel, he's like the Asian Bachelor!"

The trailer ends by teasing the tension between Rachel and Nick's mother, one of the central conflicts in Crazy Rich Asians. "If Nick chose me, he would lose his family," Rachel tells Eleanor. "And if Nick chose his family, he might spend the rest of his life resenting you."

Check out the full trailer above.

Here's the official synopsis for the film: "Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse: Nick's disapproving mother."

Crazy Rich Asians also stars Gemma Chan as Astrid Leong-Teo, Nick's cousin; Lisa Lu as Shang Su Yi; Ken Jeong as Goh Wye Mun, Peik Lin's father; Chris Pang as Colin Khoo, Nick's best friend; Sonoya Mizuno as Araminta Lee, Colin's fiancée; Ronny Chieng as Eddie Cheng, Nick's cousin; and Jing Lusi as Amanda "Mandy" Ling, Nick's former girlfriend. Harry Shum Jr., Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua, Fiona Xie, Amy Cheng, Selena Tan, Janice Koh, Koh Chieng Mun, Carmen Soo, and Kris Aquino round out the cast.

Directed by Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Crazy Rich Asians is set to open in theaters on August 17.