Crazy Rich Asians director and star reuniting for heist movie

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Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images
Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images

Crazy Rich Asians duo Jon M Chu and Jimmy O Yang are readying themselves for another cinematic collaboration.

The director and star have The Great Chinese Art Heist in the works at Warner Bros – an adaptation of Alex Palmer's 2018 GQ article, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

This time however, Yang is onboard as co-writer alongside Jessica Gao and Ken Cheng.

Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images
Photo credit: Araya Doheny - Getty Images

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Palmer's journalistic piece recounts several intricate and dramatic thefts from palaces and museums across Europe of Chinese art.

A heavy portion of the stolen items originated from a time when the armies of Europe invaded and looted the Chinese Empire, notably during the 1860 sacking of the Old Summer Palace.

Two of the questions raised in the article are whether or not the government stealthily reacquired them, or was it simply a show of daring patriotism by Chinese billionaires?

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

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Audiences will remember Yang's scene-stealing turn as Bernard Tai opposite Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians, but he's also built himself an impressive CV outside of that hit with roles in Silicon Valley and Netflix's Space Force.

Chu, meanwhile, most recently sat in the director's chair on musical In the Heights, which received rave reviews back in May.

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