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Crazy Rich Asians’ Kevin Kwan Finds Lead for His New TV Show

Meet Max Willems!
Crazy Rich Asians’ Kevin Kwan Finds Lead for His New TV Show
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Meet Max Willems!

Kevin Kwan, the author of the book turned award-winning movie Crazy Rich Asians, is coming out with a TV show, and it looks like it just found its lead. Announced a few days ago, newcomer Max Willems is set to play the titular role for Emperor of Malibu

Preview first learned that Kevin and co-writer David Sangalli were working on the show two years ago, when the writers themselves attended the Preview Girls Book Club for Crazy Rich Asians. The romantic-comedy series will follow "Auggie (Max), an environmental lawyer and son of a Chinese tech billionaire who announces his engagement to an American woman—and is terrified of how his parents will react to the news.”

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A fresh new face from Thailand, it looks like Max has all the makings to become the internet's newest boyfriend if the show's network, CBS, picks up the pilot for a full series. Max will be joining the The Hangvover star and comedian Ken Jeong, and Tony award-winner Deborah S. Craig, who are both set to play his wealthy billionaire parents.

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Fingers crossed Kevin's new exciting venture on the silver screen bears fruit for more accurate quality Asian representation in Hollywood.

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