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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author’s CBS Comedy Finds Lead in Max Willems – Hollywood Reporter

Max Willems will star in ‘The Emperor of Malibu’ as the son of a Chinese tech billionaire who gets engaged to an American woman.

One of the most coveted roles of 2019’s pilot season has been filled.

The CBS comedy The Emperor of Malibu has cast Max Willems in its lead role after an extensive search. The pilot from Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan and Warner Bros. TV centers on Auggie (Willems), 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.

Reblogged from Hollywood Reporter

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