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Jonathan Rhys Meyers will head a substantially South Asian cast in “Shambhala,” a survival tale set in Pakistan. Production begins later this autumn.

The story follows the lone survivor of a plane crash in a country where he is stranded without language or culture in common.

The picture is written and directed by Summer Bodhi Nicks (“Operation 021”).

It is produced by the Singapore/Australian based production company Xeitgeist Entertainment Group and Singapore/Japan based Marcys Holdings. Production is by Huw Penault Jones (“The Man Who Knew Infinity”) and Jomon Thomas.

Other cast include Australian/Indian actress Pallavi Sharda (“Lion,” “Save Your Legs”)
And English born actor Akshay Kumar (Michael Apted’s upcoming “Unlocked” TV’s “Homeland.”

London based Carnaby Sales & Distribution will handle international sales.
“Unfolding non-chronologically, Shambhala is an emotional story of enlightenment and redemption,” carnaby said.

Xeitgeist is an IP acquisitions and management company, founded by Mark Montgomery and Thomas. It provided finance for “The Man Who Know Infinity,” and “Damascus Cover” starring Rhys Meyers. Marcys was founded by Japanese entrepreneur, Masaaki Tanaka,and cross-promotes Asian actors, entertainers and content producers to the global entertainment industry.

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