Starry India-set period piece “Viceroy’s House” will receive a wide international release after numerous distributors acquired rights at the recent American Film Market.
The film, which is now in post-production and is directed by Gurinder Chadha, stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Simon Callow, Lily Travers and Michael Gambon. The Indian and Pakistani cast includes Manish Dayal (“The Hundred Foot Journey”,) Huma Qureshi (“Gangs of Wasseypur”,) Om Puri, Tanveer Ghani (Nehru,) Denzil Smith (“Jinnah”,) and Neeraj Kabi (“Gandhi”.)
Handling international sales, Pathe International inked deals with Transmission Films for (Australia/New Zealand), Tobis (Germany), Feelgood (Greece), Suraya (Malaysia), Gulf Films (Middle East), Cinema Films (Italy), Gussi (Latin America), Nos (Portugal), , Nordisk (Scandinavia), and Shaw (Singapore).
The film is a Pathé, Reliance Entertainment, BBC Films, Ingenious and BFI presentation of a Bend It Films/Deepak Nayar Production in association with the FilmVast and Filmgate Films.
Pathe will distribute the film in the U.K. and France and Reliance Entertainment will distribute the film in India.
It is produced by Deepak Nayar (“Bend it like Beckham,” “Buena Vista Social Club”), Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. Executive production is by Pathe’s Cameron McCracken, Reliance’s Shibasish Sarkar, BBC Films’ Christine Langan, the BFI’s Natascha Wharton and Ingenious Media’s Tim O’Shea.