Amidst all the grim news around, here’s some good news coming in all the way from Los Angeles. According to a report by Mid-Day, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar has been roped in by the Hollywood studio, Alcon Entertainment, to direct a musical series. This will be the filmmaker’s first international project, who has previously helmed acclaimed films like Lagaan, Jodha Akbar, among others. The production house has made films like Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Blind Side (2009) and PS I Love You (2007).
According to the source, the filmmaker has been in talks with the studio over the past two years.
After watching his Oscar-nominated film Lagaan and the majestic Jodhaa Akbar, the top brass at the studio felt he had the sensibilities to helm the big-budget musical drama. The deal was recently sealed. Gowariker and his team are fine-tuning the story that will be shot across India and the US. Due to the crisis, the recce is on hold. The team, however, has begun casting and will lock the leads in the coming months.
The studio, which has previously worked with actors like Hugh Jackman, Sandra Bullock and Johnny Depp, is in talks with a few notable actors for the project.
We sure can’t wait for the filmmaker to weave his magic on screen again!