Filmmaker Jon M. Chu, motivated by his film Crazy Rich Asians, isn’t willing to let Hollywood whitewash the story about the Thai cave rescue mission. So he’s making his own movie.
Chu has teamed up again with Ivanhoe Pictures — the SK Global company working on Crazy Rich Asians — to develop a feature film, EW has learned. Ivanhoe has even begun the process of shopping the project around to studios for distribution.
“I refuse to let Hollywood #whitewashout the Thai Cave rescue story! No way. Not on our watch,” the director tweeted on Wednesday. “That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell. There’s a beautiful story [about] human beings saving other human beings. So anyone thinking [about] the story better approach it right & respectfully.”
While Chu clarified “[it’s] a bit early [to] trul