Tag - Book adaptation

Vishal Bhardwaj adapts Agatha Christie’s novel for OTT


Filmmaker-writer-music composer Vishal Bhardwaj, who is known for films such as 'Kaminey', 'Omkara', 'Maqbool' and several others, is adapting British writer Agatha Christie's mystery novel 'The Sittaford Mystery' for the OTT. The series titled 'Charlie Chopra & The Mystery Of Solang Valley', is set in the snow-capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh and will follow the...

Freida Pinto to play Hillary Clinton’s top aide


'Slumdog Millionaire' actor Freida Pinto, will soon be seen portraying the role of Hilary Clinton's top aide and longtime advisor Huma Abedin, in her upcoming TV series. The yet-to-be-named show will be an adaptation of Abedin's New York Times bestselling memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, as per a report by Deadline. Pinto will...

Faran Tahir in Broadway adaptation of ‘The Kite Runner’


Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel The Kite Runner has been adapted into a Broadway play and Pakistani-American actor Faran Tahir has been cast to play Baba, the father of protagonist Amir. Born in Los Angeles, California, Tahir has acted in several Hollywood movies such as ‘Star Trek’ (2009), ‘Elysium’’ (2013), and ‘Escape Plan’ (2013)....

Big B’s grandson to make acting debut with ‘The Archies’


Amitabh Bachchan tweeted about Agastya Nanda filming for The Archies, thus, ending all speculations on his grandson's debut. The young star kid, who is Shweta Bachchan and Nikhil Nanda's son, is all set to enter Bollywood with the Zoya Akhtar directorial. The 'Gully Boy' director announced that the film has gone on floors, which is...

Coming up: HBO series on Rohinton Mistry’s novel


Indo-Canadian author Rohinton Mistry’s critically acclaimed, award-winning novel 'A Fine Balance' is being adapted into a seven-part series by HBO. It will be written and directed by 'The Lunchbox' fame Ritesh Batra and produced by Blueprint Pictures and Northwood Entertainment. The film is expected to be shot in India from early June until November. Set...

‘The Batman’ | Pulpy, stylized, formulaic serial killer drama


Intriguingly designed and far from a modern comic book adaptation, this film is not Batman's origin story, but instead, two years of Bruce Wayne being Batman. Clocking at nearly three hours, the film comes across like a modern-day police procedural crossed with a 1970s-style neo-noir action thriller. The film begins in a poetic tone telling...

Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley signed for Roald Dahl adaptation


Filmmaker Wes Anderson has been roped in to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar', starring Benedict Cumberbatch, for Netflix. According to sources, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, and Ben Kingsley have joined the cast, with production expected to start this month in London, reports variety.com. First published in 1977, 'The Wonderful Story...

Deepa Mehta to direct adaptation of novel ‘Burnt Sugar’


Noted Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is set to write and direct the film adaptation of Avni Doshi's bestselling novel 'Burnt Sugar'. Set in the city of Pune, the novel tells the story of Tara, who after a wild youth, faces challenges when she is older and must rekindle her relationship with her daughter. "Depicting complicated human...