India’s heartthrob Hrithik Roshan will star in Indian version of John Le Carré’s “The Night Manager” spy thriller.
Hrithik Roshan will play the Indian version of Jonathan Pine, played by Tom Hiddleston (‘Avengers: Endgame’) in the 2016 adaptation, broadcast on BBC and AMC, and produced by The Ink Factory.
The Indian adaptation is produced by Banijay Asia and will begin shooting in Mumbai in April, with foreign locations to follow after travel is made easier. The members of Roshan and The Ink Factory did not respond by press time to Variety’s requests for comments. U.K. Banijay. And Banijay Asia refused to comment.
Sandeep Modi, who co-created and co-directed the “Aarya” Hotstar series smash, is direct. The Indian adaptation is produced by Banijay Asia and will begin shooting in Mumbai in April, with foreign locations to be followed after travel is made easier. The members of Roshan and The Ink Factory did not respond to Variety’s requests for comments by press time. Yeah, U.K. Banijay, guy. And Banijay Asia declined to make any remarks.
Executives close to the deal have assured Variety that a public announcement is imminent. While not authenticated, the Indian version of the property is likely to land at Disney Plus Hotstar, India’s largest streamer. Sandeep Modi, who co-created and co-directed the “Aarya” Hotstar Shatter sequence, is direct.
‘The Night Boss’ is a 1993 book by British spy master John Le Carré, who died in December 2020. The plot follows the night manager of a luxurious hotel, a retired soldier who is hired by a government intelligence group to penetrate the inner circle of the arms dealer.
The novel was adapted for the BBC and AMC by David Farr (‘McMafia’) and the series was directed by Susanne Bier (‘The Undoing’). Alongside Hiddleston, the celebrity cast also included Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Hugh Laurie (“Roadkill”), Elizabeth Debicki (“Tenet”) and Tom Hollander (“Us”). Several Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Primetime Emmys have awarded the series.