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JON M. CHU (Director) is known for his visually stunning blockbuster films as well as his works across various genres from groundbreaking digital series to commercials and even live concerts. "Crazy Rich Asians," the first non-period studio film in over 25 years to feature an all Asian cast represents a conscious career pivot for Chu towards films that have personal meaning. Upcoming, Chu will helm the highly anticipated adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical "in the Heights," and is set to direct and executive produce a series inspired by 11-year-old investigative reporter Hilde Lysiak for Apple.

Chu also directed "Now You See Me 2," the sequel to the blockbuster "Now You See Me," which was released in June 2016. Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe joined returning cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine for the film, which grossed over $330 million worldwide.

Chu marked his feature directorial debut with 2008's "Step Up 2: The Streets," the sequel to the 2006's breakout dance hit. His use of movement and storytelling earned him a Teen Choice Award and a Breakout Director of the Year Award, as well as an MTV Movie Award. His other feature credits include "Step Up 3D," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Jem and the Holograms."

Additionally, Chu has garnered immense praise for his work in documentary filmmaking. He first directed "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," an innovative blend of concert film and biopic sparking an outbreak of Bieber Fever and cementing Justin's place in pop culture history. The film would become one of the highest-grossing concert-themed movies of all time and usher in a new era of music documentary films to follow. Keeping Bieber as his subject, Chu directed the follow-up, "Justin Bieber's Believe," tracing the consequences of a meteoric rise to fame and the intimate trials and tribulations of stardom.

As the youngest of five children from Palo Alto, California, Chu continues to use the influences of his childhood (family, technology, music and movement) to tell stories that connect with audiences around the world.


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