Constance Wu to lead ‘Goodbye Vitamin’ adaptation
“Crazy Rich Asians” actress Constance Wu has been cast in Universal Studio’s adaptation of the award-winning debut novel by Rachel Khong.
The plot follows Ruth Young, whose father, a famous history professor, loses his job after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She returns home and works with her father’s former student to stage a fake class so that he can continue to teach.
Jennifer Yee McDevitt will adapt the screenplay. Dylan Clark will produce for his Universal-based Dylan Clark Productions; Wu will executive produce.
Khong’s 2017 novel won the California Book Award for First Fiction and was also a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist.
Wu most recently starred in 2018’s hit romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians”, and also stars in TV series “Fresh Off the Boat”, which was recently renewed for another season. She will next be seen in upcoming comedy “Hustlers” with Jennifer Lopez, set for a September 2019 release. RGA/JB