Crazy Rich Asians, Hollywood’s first all Asian rom-com, will make an impact in Singapore, literally, as several roads will be closed to traffic on three days next week for the filming of the movie.
The police said in a media release on Friday (June 9) that access will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles during the road closures.
It added that parking restrictions will also be strictly enforced, and vehicles found to be causing an obstruction will be towed away.
Motorists are also to take note that vehicular traffic along Ann Siang Hill from South Bridge Road to Club Street will be reversed on Wednesday (June 14) from 5am to 12pm.
Crazy Rich Asians is an adaptation of a book of the same title written by Singaporean-American writer Kevin Kwan.
Set in the Singapore, the premise for the movie revolves around the character Nick Young, an idealistic Singaporean heir who moved to New York to be a teacher and be with his non-glamorous wife. He is played by Singaporean TV presenter Henry Golding. His wife, Rachel Chu, will be played by Constance Wu. Wu is known for her role as the fiesty mother in the Fresh off the Boat television comedy series.
Michelle Yeoh has been cast as Young's mother, the elegant Eleanor Young. Young's cousin, the socialite Astrid Leong – whom Kwan compared to The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan in a 2013 Facebook post – will be played by British-Hong Kong actress Gemma Chan.