Crazy Rich Asians co-writer Adele Lim exits the sequel over pay disparity!

Adele Lim, co-screenwriter of the first Crazy Rich Asians film, at its premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 7, 2018. Photo: Alamy

Adele Lim, co-screenwriter of the first Crazy Rich Asians film, at its premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 7, 2018. Photo: Alamy

Adele Lim, who co-wrote the script for the box office hit Crazy Rich Asians, isn’t any longer writing for the sequel of the movie.

After the industrial success of the initial film, that grossed $238 million worldwide last summer, Warner Bros began developing a sequel that will continue the story.

While Lim was on board to pen the upcoming project together with Peter Chiarelli (with whom she co-wrote the first movie, supported the novel by Kevin Kwan), she selected to exit the project once reportedly being offered considerably low.

According to a brand new report, Adele Lim, was offered within the range of $110,000 for her work on the sequel. Meanwhile, Peter Chiarelli, a seasoned film writer, was offered between $800,000 and $1,000,000.

Yet, the studio felt it was fair and it was industry-standard rate supported. “Being assessed that way can’t resist the urge to make you feel that is how they see my commitments,” Lim said.

Once she departed the project and after 5 months of sorting out another author of Asian descent (Lim is a Malaysian Chinese), the production house came back to Lim in Feb with a better offer almost matching Chiarelli’s and he even had offered to split his fee together with her.

Lim said “Pete has been only amazingly thoughtful, yet what I make shouldn’t be reliant on the liberality of the white-fellow author.”

“If I couldn’t get pay value after CRA, I can’t envision what it would resemble for any other individual. Given that the standard for the amount you’re worth is having set up from past motion pictures. Which ladies of color could never have been [hired for].There’s no practical method to accomplish genuine value that way,” Lim adds.

Chu is on board to helm the sequel, and preemptively a 3rd film to create a trilogy. Lim is presently working on the Walt Disney animated picture show Raya and The Last Dragon.