John Cho, Ken Jeong, Constance Wu, Li Bingbing and Winston Chao are all hitting the big screen
There are five huge films coming out this month that feature Asians and you’d be crazy to miss any of them.
After waiting years for films with Asian stars, the month of August is treating us to five huge ones. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come.
These films aren’t small projects with unknown actors either. With stars like John Cho, Ken Jeong and Constance Wu hitting the big screen, get the popcorn money ready.
Without further ado, here are the five big films with Asian actors coming your way this month.
The Meg (10 August)
Li Bingbing stars alongside British badass Jason Statham in this prehistoric shark thriller. Taiwanese actor Winston Chao also stars as the father of Li’s character and Heroes actor Masi Oka plays a diver.
Dog Days (10 August)
Asian-American screenwriters Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama present this canine-loving film. Following a group in LA who are brought together by their dogs, the film stars Nina Dobrev and Eva Longoria.
Crazy Rich Asians (15 August)
You’ve probably not heard of this one (if you’ve been living under a rock). Referred to as the ‘Black Panther’ for Asians, this film could potentially be a breakthrough for the global Asian community. Expected to pull in $20 million when it opens, Crazy Rich Asians features an army of Asian actors including Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Jimmy O Yang, Gemma Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Sonoya Mizuno, and Awkwafina.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (17 August)
Based on Jenny Han’s novel of the same name, this Netflix film stars X-Men: Apocalypse actress Lana Condor. Condor stars as a teenager named Lara Jean Covey whose unsent love letters to her past crushes are suddenly delivered. Her life spirals into chaos.
Searching (24 August)
Told entirely through computer and smartphone screens, Aneesha Chaganty’s psychological thriller depicts every parent’s worst nightmare. Starring John Cho, the film follows his character who searches for his missing daughter. Speaking about the film, Cho said he hopes that seeing Asian American families on screen will be normal in the future.