Fox Searchlight project based on documentary
Story focuses on an an intrepid private eye in Calcutta’s criminal underworld whose dream is to dance on Indian TV. Zola Mashariki and Richard Gold are overseeing the project for Searchlight.
Searchlight saw major success from two titles set in India — 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” which grossed over $370 million worldwide, and last year’s “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” which topped $130 million.
Nair’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” opened last year’s Venice Film Festival. Her other directing credits include “Amelia,” “Vanity Fair” and “The Namesake.”
Nair is repped by ICM Partners.