The book will adapted into film by Sony Pictures and SK Global. The author himself and John Penotti are producing the feature film. Overseeing the project for Sony Pictures will be Jiao Chen while Xian Li will be the executive in charge for SK Global.
Here is Kevin Kwan's statement on Sony gaining the rights to adapt his latest work:
“I am overjoyed to be embarking on this cinematic adventure with Sony Pictures and SK Global. Sony Pictures has produced so many of my favorite films over the years, and I am thrilled by Sanford Panitch’s vision for this project. I’m also very excited to be working again with my great friend John Penotti, who responded immediately and passionately to the world I created in ‘Sex and Vanity’.”
Here is Penotti's statement about the project:
“Seven years ago Kevin entrusted us (and our producing partners) with his ground-breaking ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ bestseller, and ever since working with him has been a creative dream. “With ‘Sex and Vanity’ he’s once again created a work of magic, crafting a riveting story about love and identity. We instantly fell in love with its heart and humor and are thrilled to partner with him again, as well as with our collaborators at Sony Pictures. Sanford and the team love the book as much as we do, and we are all committed to bringing this story to a global audience.”
Source material: variety.com