By Damilola Faustino
After weeks of speculation, “Crazy Rich Asians” has gotten a release date in China. The Asian-centric romantic comedy hit is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 30.
Doubt over a release in the world’s second-biggest film market had dogged the Warner Bros. film, with observers wondering whether its depiction of ostentatious wealth among the ethnic Chinese super-elite in Singapore would be approved by China’s film regulators.
The Chinese government has recently tightened its control of the culture and media sectors, insisting that they uphold “core socialist values.”
But film authorities announced Monday that “Crazy Rich Asians” will get an outing in China after all.
The date is some three and a half months after the picture’s Aug. 15 theatrical outing in North America, and more than two months after its release in some East Asian territories. It released in Singapore, where much of the film is set, on Aug. 22, in Hong Kong on Aug. 23, and in Taiwan on Aug. 24.
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