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Ken Jeong Joins Cast of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The announcement that Ken Jeong will joining the cast of "Crazy Rich Asians" comes a day after ABC announced they will be canceling "Dr. Ken."
Dave Foley, Ken Jeong and Jonathan Slavin in "Dr. Ken" episode "Ken and Allison Share a Patient."Nicole Wilder / ABC

Producers of the upcoming film "Crazy Rich Asians" announced Friday that comedian and actor Ken Jeong would be joining its star-studded cast alongside already-announced Constance Wu and Henry Golding, according to a report by Deadline.

Image: Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi
Ken Jeong, left, and Danny Pudi attend the "Community" panel on Day 5 of Comic-Con International.Jordan Strauss / Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The report did not note which role Jeong would be playing in the movie based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name.

The story centers around Rachel Chu (Wu), a native New Yorker who joins her boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), for his best friend's wedding in Singapore. There, Rachel is shocked to find out that Nick is a member of one of the country's wealthiest families as well as one of the region's most eligible bachelors.

The movie, which began filming late last month, will also star Nora "Awkwafina" Lum, "The Daily Show" correspondent Ronny Chieng, Gemma Chun, and Michelle Yeoh, among several others.

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The casting announcement comes a day after ABC announced Jeong’s sitcom “Dr. Ken,” would be cancelled after two seasons. A family sitcom loosely based on Jeong’s pre-acting career as a physician, “Dr. Ken” also starred actress Suzy Nakamura his psychiatrist wife and Krista Marie Yu and Albert Tsai as his two children.

Jeong and several other cast members tweeted their thoughts on the show’s cancellation Thursday evening shortly after the network’s announcement.

"Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu has said the movie is the first studio film in a “long, long” time to feature an all-Asian cast. No release date has currently been announced.

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