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Amazon casts Anil Kapoor in Original Pilot Based on 'The Book of Strange New Things'

23-November-2016
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Amazon casts Anil Kapoor in Original Pilot Based on 'The Book of Strange New Things'

Amazon has announced an original pilot based on ‘The Book of Strange New Things’ slated to cast world-renowned actor and producer, Anil Kapoor. The ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘24’actor will play the role of Vikram Danesh, the authoritative head of the base on Oasis.

Based on the cult-hit novel from Michael Faber, Amazon’s upcoming pilot follows a priest who is sent into space to help found a new colony but what he ends up discovering not only puts his faith to the test but life as we know it. The pilot is set to be written and executive produced by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) and produced by Andy Harries (Strike Back) and Lila Rawlings (Left Bank Productions) with Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) directing. The one-hour drama pilot is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Left Bank Productions. 

Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Video India said, “The Book of Strange New Things is a mesmerizing genre-defying novel from a writer in full command of his many talents, and we couldn’t think of anyone better than Anil Kapoor to play this complexrole. He is one of India’s most respected stars and we are honored to work with him on the pilot. We know our Prime members are going to love the monumental novel being brought to life with Anil being cast in it.”

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