CRAZY RICH ASIANS
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
Upcoming, Chu will helm the highly anticipated adaptation of Lin-Manuel
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
which was released in June 2016. Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe joined
members Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan
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,"
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.
feature credits include "Step Up 3D," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and "Jem and the
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
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
influences of his childhood (family, technology, music and movement) to tell
stories that connect
with audiences around the world.
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